Benefits of Bamboo Shoots
How to Eat Bamboo
Only the shoots of bamboo are edible. The shoot is the part of the bamboo pole early in its growth. Shoots are harvested about 2 weeks after they appear from the ground s surface or just under 1 foot tall. If you weren t lucky enough to buy a house that already had bamboo growing in backyard, you can easily search online for or drive to your local Asian food, select farmer s or specialty food markets to purchase fresh bamboo shoots. Prices range from $2 to $5 per pound1.