I had never really thought about bamboo shoots until DH brought home a can from the local Asian market. We wanted to make a the Taiwanese Vegetable Thick Soup recipe we learned about from a great blog called Asian Vegan Eats. I had always purchased them pre-cut into slices (like you find in canned chow mein).
I thought I would do a Google search to learn a little about bamboo shoots.
Interesting tidbits about the bamboo plant:
-Have been around in Asia for over 2500 years
-Are 70% water
-Contains 2.5g of protein per 100g serving
-Rich in phytochemicals
-Is used for medicinal purposes such as reducing inflammation
-Has anti-bacterial properties
Okay, so I didn’t find out much, but it was more than I knew before I performed that Google search. But, the soup sure was tasty.