Soak in warm water overnight before using on the grill, under the broiler or on the campfire. Made from 100-percent natural bamboo, Helen Chen's Flat Bamboo Skewers are lightweight, strong, and less absorbent than wood. 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. For these reasons, bamboo is considered among the world's greatest renewable resources and the alternative used over traditional materials in products, making these biodegradable forks perfect for those concerned about more sustainable living. Includes 100 bamboo skewers.