Bamboo shoots

One cup of half-inch long slices of Bamboo shoots contain a mere 14 calories and half a gram of fat. They are also a good source of fiber and potassium. Used frequently in Asian cuisine, Bamboo shoots are crisp and tender, comparable to Asparagus, with a flavor similar to corn. Bamboo is a member of the grass family. Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are young, new canes that are harvested for food before they are two weeks old or one-foot tall. They are sold in various processed shapes, and are available in fresh, dried, and canned versions. Fresh bamboo shoots are available year-round, but t..

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