Konjac tubers contain glucomannan or substances in the form of complex sugars and soluble fiber derived from plant corm extracts. The benefit of konjac is contains glucomannan carbohydrates. Glucomannan is a nutrient that includes long chain carbohydrates. These carbohydrates are not easily digested properly, so one of the benefits of this carbohydrate is good for the diet. The glucomannan is believed to lower cholesterol levels, lower blood sugar levels, prevent cancer and treat constipation.

Amorphophallus Timorensis

More than four species of Amor­phophallus growth wildly across Timor island has not been studied yet. The Timorese ancestor had consumed the species of Amorphophallus Paeonnifolius for a long time ago. The smells of tuber baked is tempting your appetite and tuber baked is the only way how timorese eating konjac until now.

Most of the Amorphophallus species can be cultivated successfully in different soil conditions, although a few from more arid habitats will require a drier regime. It is growing wild across almost all Timor-Leste Municipalities such as Liquica, Bobonaro, Ermera, Aileu, Manatuto, Manufahi, Viqueque, and Baucau for its large starchy tubers.

Amorphophallus Timorensis was discovered in the forests of Timor island by the Dutch botanist between 1911-1920. Amorphophallus Timorensis is a synonym of Amorphophallus Muelleri Blume or Amorphophallus Oncophyllus Prain.

The record derives from WCSP, which reports it as a synonym (record 8321) with original publication details: Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg III, 1: 370 1920. Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:84455-1.

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