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.
The post racked up over 46,000 upvotes and more than 1,000 comments from users who are 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,” which 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, as seen above, can be used as a plant-based substitute for gelatin or even eaten as a tasty and filling low-calorie snack.
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.
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