Bamboo Shoots

Bamboo shoots are native to Asia. There are over 100 varieties of bamboo, but only about ten are grown for their edible shoots, which are harvested as soon as they appear above the ground. Bamboo shoots are wildly popular in China and all over Asia, but are gaining popularity in the West as well. Used in a variety of Asian dishes, they can be boiled, sautéed, or steamed and work as a delicious side to any meat or fish. Bamboo shoots provide vitamin B6, carbohydrates, protein, and are loaded with fiber. With just 25 calories per cup, bamboo shoots are a great addition to your diet.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup sliced, 151 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 41
  • Calories from fat: .5
  • Fat: .5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 6mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.9g
    • Fiber: 3.3g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Vitamin C: 10%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 4%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Fresh bamboo shoots are available in Spring.

Also Known As

  • Takenoko
  • Take-noko
  • Tung Sun
  • Choke-Sun
  • Chun-Sun

Store bamboo shoots at 38-40°F.

  • Bambusa Vulgaris
  • Phyllostachys Edulis

Recipes

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