Bean Threads

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Bean threads, also referred to as cellophane noodles,  are a type of transparent noodle made from starch and water (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

Since bean threads are made from a starch, and there is no one particular main starch being used, it is important to carefully review the ingredients in the bean theads. In the event of an allergic reaction after consuming bean threads, contact your allergist. 

Common Uses:

Bean threads are generally sold in dried form, boiled to reconstitute, then used in soups, stir fried dishes, or spring rolls. They are called “cellophane noodles” or “glass noodles” because of their appearance when cooked, resembling cellophane, a clear material of a translucent light gray or brownish-gray color (Wikipedia, nd).

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Here is a pretty tasty recipe that uses bean threads!