Bamboo shoot

Nutrition

The tender-crisp, ivory-colored shoot of an edible species of bamboo plant. The young tender shoots are cut as soon as they appear above ground, but they may also be covered with soil as they grow so they remain pale in color (preventing the development of the green pigment).

Plural

Bamboo shoots

Season

available year-round

How to select

Available fresh in Asian markets, but generally sold canned.
1 (8 oz.) can = 1 cup drained

How to prepare

Rinse before using. Canned bamboos shoots are pre-cooked and need only to be heated. Fresh bamboo shoots should be boiled until tender, husked, then cut up.

Substitutions

asparagus OR coconut shoots (sweeter)

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