Bamboo shoots are normally canned in water, but sometimes there may be an added flavor or citric acid used. Some sal-sensitive folks react to citric acid, so please consider this when looking for a good source.
Bamboo shoots are a nice vegetable to add to soups and stir-fries. They are very nutritious, packed with lots of nutrients like thiamine, niacin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, potassium, and vitamin E. They are high in fiber and protein, including 17 amino acids. Bamboo shoots are low in carbohydrates and fat. They are also high in phenolic compounds which have an anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties.
Swain et al. tested canned bamboo shoots in 1985 with a 0mg/kg salicylate level.
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- Nongdam P, Tikendra L. The Nutritional Facts of Bamboo Shoots and Their Usage as Important Traditional Foods of Northeast India. Int Sch Res Notices. 2014;2014:679073. Published 2014 Jul 20. doi:10.1155/2014/679073
- Swain AR, Dutton SP, Truswell AS. Salicylates in foods. J Am Diet Assoc. 1985;85(8):950–960. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/4019987. View full pdf at: https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/allergy/research/salicylatesinfoods.pdf
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