Fun Fact: Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on this planet. It has been recorded growing at an amazing 47.6 inches in a 24 hour period.
Bamboo shoots or sprouts are used as vegetables in many Asian dishes and broths. Most young shoots are edible after being boiled to remove toxins. They are harvested both for culinary and other uses.
They are cultivated all over Asia, with Japan, China, and Taiwan being its biggest producers. Picked bamboo is a delicious spicy condiment used as a topping for Japanese ramen soup. They are also used in Chinese river snail noodles luosifen.
In India, bamboo shoots are used in traditional Assamese cooking such as khorisa and bah gaj. It is also a vital ingredient in South Indian cuisine.
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