Are Bamboo Shoots Really Bamboo?

Dining on a delectable dinner this evening - chicken, snow peas and bamboo shoots - I savored the bamboo shoots and wondered... Are bamboo shoots really made from bamboo?

A little research and, why yes, they are! They have outstanding nutritional value and require important preparation guidelines  (Keyword: COOK... they release hydrogen cyanide if eaten raw).

If you have a green thumb and a hearty appetite learn how to grow 'em here and cook 'em up with recipes here.

Photo: justhungry.com
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