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Healthy Food Database - Vermicelli Noodles

Yet another Asian noodle, vermicelli noodles are also known as cellophane noodles, bean thread vermicelli, Chinese vermicelli, glass noodles and harusame.

These noodles are finely spun translucent threads made from the starch of green mung beans. Sold dried.
Buy dried from the Asian section of the supermarket of any Asian store.

Store in the packet unopened for 8 - 12 months in a cool, dry pantry.

Use vermicelli noodles in fresh spring rolls. To make them easier to handle, soak them in hot water until soft, then drain them and rinse in cold water and cut them into small pieces before mixing with other fresh ingredients.
Category: Legume
In Season: all year
To Buy: Buy dried from the Asian section of the supermarket of any Asian store.
To Store: Store in the packet unopened for 8 - 12 months in a cool, dry pantry.
Tips & Tricks: Use vermicelli noodles in fresh spring rolls. To make them easier to handle, soak them in hot water until soft, then drain them and rinse in cold water and cut them into small pieces before mixing with other fresh ingredients.

Nutrition (Per serve):

Weight (grams): 200
Carbohydrates, g: 50.6
Protein (g): 0.0
Saturated Fat, g : 0.0
Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Low
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a
Energy (kJ): 886
Low GI < 55: Glycaemic Index refers to the rate at which carbohydrate rich foods are converted to glucose for energy by the body; Low GI carbohydrtes release glucose is released slowly into the bloodstream and help to regulate energy levels and insulin production.
Fat (g): 0.0
Monosaturated Fat , g: 0.0
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Low

Cooking:

Cooking Tips: Cellophane noodles must be soaked briefly in hot water for a couple of minutes before using. Pre-soaking isn't necessary when they're added to soups.

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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