August 2012 Issue
Exotic Bamboo Shoots Offer Flavor and Health Rewards
A staple in Asian cuisine, bamboo has been eaten by the Chinese for more than 2,500 years. Yet, in this country, bamboo is most recognized for its non-culinary roles in construction, furniture and textiles. That isnt to say Americans dont appreciate the subtle sweet flavor and distinct tender crunch of bamboo shoots in their stir fry and curryit just hasnt crossed into mainstream American menus yet. But as studies continue to reveal the health benefits of these little shoots, that may soon change.
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