Bean Thread Noodles
Clear noodles made from bean starch. Often used in a variety of Asian cuisines. Bean threads are dry, brittle and whitish before cooking. They soften very easily and don't require long boiling like wheat flour noodles, simply soaking for a minute or so in hot water or broth is sufficient. They are also lower in starch and make a a good substitute for wheat noodles in gluten free diets.