Bamboo Shoots or bamboo sprouts are the edible and delicious part of bamboo plant species. They are hard on the outside and soft, faintly sweet and quite crisp inside. For centuries, shoots have been a part of many Asian dishes.

According to research, bamboo shoots are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibers, proteins, and have low-fat content. A fresh bamboo shoot has significant amounts of vitamins A, B6, C, and E as well as calcium, potassium, niacin, iron, folate, copper, zinc, selenium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and thiamine. Shoots also contain phytochemicals such as lignans and phenolic acids which have an anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.

Here are some of the numerous health benefits we can obtain from regularly eating bamboo shoots:

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