What it says on the label
I bought some shirataki for lunch. Funny little white noodles in a bag. Here's what it says on the label (I'm not making this up):
"Drain water and parboil for 2 to 3 minutes before use to reduce the authentic aroma of Shirataki."
It also says,
"Shirataki is composed of thin, gelatinous strings made from yam flour... and has very low caloric or digestible food values."
While it's actually pretty good, I think this is just a fascinating way to market your product, don't you agree?