Made from 100-percent all-natural bamboo, HIC's Bamboo Skewers are food safe, oven safe, and flame safe (pre-soak in warm water). Bamboo securely grips food. It won't transfer heat to hands or scratch surfaces. Disposable for easy cleanup. Although bamboo is technically a grass, its tensile strength is comparable to that of steel, making it extremely strong and durable. It regenerates through a vast root system without need of replanting and boasts a record-breaking growth rate that surpasses any other known plant.