5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Bamboo Shoots

Bamboo shoots are saplings edible part of the bamboo species. When Western countries are not eating bamboo shoots so often, bamboo shoot is a favorite ingredient in Asian cuisine, including Vietnam. Himalayan eat fermented bamboo shoots. A dish including black-eyed beans and pickled bamboo shoots, is a delicacy served in Nepalese restaurants all around the world. In addition to being ingredients for many delicious meals, bamboo shoots also offer many health benefits. Let’s find out 5 incredible health benefits of bamboo shoots to add this type of food to your daily meal to stay healthy.

  1. Its Nutritional profile

Bamboo shoots are nutrient-rich. They are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc.

120 grams of cooked bamboo shoots contain the following nutrients:

  • 13 calories

  • 2 g carbohydrates

  • 2 g protein

  • 0.3 g fat

  • 1.2g dietary fiber

  • 640 mg potassium (18 percent DV)

  • 0.1mg manganese (7 percent DV)

  • 0.1mg vitamin B6 (6 percent DV)

  • 0.1mg copper (5 percent DV)

  • 0.6mg zinc (4 percent DV)