A viral video showing konjac jelly being
seared in a skillet may prove less than
appetizing for some viewers.
due to the pained “screams” emitted
by the product as it cooks.
In the clip, several pieces of jelly are
pressed against a hot pan, forcing the
air underneath the dense pieces out.
and emitting a high-pitched squeaking noise
that sounds like a “massacre” in the process.
The screaming almost sounds like
that of a young Mandrake as depicted
in the “Harry Potter” films.
Users were both fascinated
with and sufficiently creeped
out by the unique sound.
“Are we sure these aren’t demon eggs on
the verge of hatching,” one user wrote.
“So this is how they do that sound
in movies,” said another.
Konjac, a plant native to the subtropical and
tropical regions of eastern Asia, is primarily
known for its starchy root called “corm”.
It can be processed into multiple forms
used for different types of cooking,
according to Snack Fever.
Konjac flour, for example, can be
turned into noodles, while konjac
jelly can be used as a plant- based
substitute for gelatin.
The root can also be made into a soluble
fiber which can be taken as a dietary
supplement and may aid in weight loss,
according to Medical News Today