'Okimenshi' just announced that it has developed a new type of noodle flour made out of wood pulp. While noodles are part of nearly every type of cuisine, not all individuals can consume the product. This new type of noodle provides an alternative for those who cannot eat traditional pasta.
Okimenshi is a textile company that normally uses wood pulp to make fibrous materials. However, the company recently found a way to extend its technology in order to create noodle flour out of the same material. The process involves taking the pulp taken from a tree’s indigestible cellulose and combining it with a yam-like konjac plant. The result is a edilble flour called 'Cell-Eat.' This new type of flour can subsequently be used to make noodles that are gluten-free, fat-free and nearly carbohydrate-free.
Although they are not yet available for purchase, noodles made from Cell-Eat could provide a healthy alternative for consumers who are unable to consume traditional pasta dishes.