Bamboo shoots are used in numerous Asian dishes and broths. They are sold in various processed shapes, and are available in fresh, dried, and canned versions.
Raw bamboo shoots contain cyanogenic glycosides, natural toxins also contained in cassava. The toxins must be destroyed by thorough cooking and for this reason fresh bamboo shoots are often boiled before being used in other ways. The toxins are also destroyed in the canning process.
Bamboo shoot Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Bamboo shoot is 91% water, 5.2% carbohydrates, 2.6% protein, 2.2% dietary fiber, 0.9% ash and 0.3% fat. If you consume one bamboo shoot it will provide you with 57.2 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 44percent of the 130 grams of protein people should include in their daily diet. That same in an amount measuring 100 grams (3.5 oz), bamboo shoot provides 115 kilojoules (27 kilocalories) of energy and is a modest source of Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) (18.46% DV) and Vitamin B1 (thiamin) (13.64% DV).