What is Bamboo Qi?
Bamboo shoots are considered as one of the useful health foods because of their rich contents of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fibres, and minerals and very low fat. They are known to have more than 1500 uses and are considered as one of the most economically important plants in the world.



What is the nutrient composition of bamboo shoots?
Bamboo shoots are considered to have immense potential of being used as important health food as they contain high proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, many important minerals, and vitamins. Freshly collected bamboo shoots may have good amount of thiamine, niacin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin E.

What are the quality attributes of bamboo shoots?
There are two quality attributes of bamboo shoots:

1) Physical quality:
Bamboo shoots are tender, soft, crispy, generally ivory yellow in color. The sheaths covering the shoots are black, brown, yellow or purple.

2) Chemical quality:
Bamboo shoots are low in fat content, but contain a considerable amount of carbohydrate, potassium and dietary fibers. Many nutritious and active materials such as Vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants such as flavones, phenols and steroids can be extracted from the bamboo shoots.

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