A traditional forest vegetable in China for more than 2,500 years, bamboo shoots are not only delicious but are also rich in nutrients, and rank among the five most popular healthcare foods in the world. In Japan, the bamboo shoot is called the King of Forest Vegetables.
Japanese scientists recently discovered that bamboo shoots contain anti-cancer agents and making them a regular part of your diet effectively eliminates the free radicals that can produce dangerous carcinogens.
The main nutrients in bamboo shoots are protein, amino acid, fat, sugar and inorganic salt. They are rich in protein, containing between 1.49 and 4.04 grams (average 2.65g) per 100g of fresh bamboo shoots. The bamboo protein produces eight essential and two semi-essential amino acids. Although the fat content is comparatively low (0.26-0.94%), it is still higher than in many other vegetables, and the shoots contain rich essential fatty acids. The total sugar content, 2.5% on average, is lower than that in other vegetables. The water content is 90% or more.
1/4 kilo bamboo shoot grated
1/4 kilo boneless pork meat
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 pc chili minced (optional)
1 pc medium onion minced
8 cloves garlic minced
How to Cook:
- Boil bamboo shoot until tender; squeeze and set aside
- In a frying pan, saute onion, garlic and boneless pork meat
- Stir until meat turns brown
- Add soy sauce and little water
- Simmer in low heat until meat becomes tender
- Add bamboo shoot; stir until it blends with the ingredient
- Add ground black pepper and chili
Serving size - 2-4