Bamboo Shoots Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
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Common Asian cooking ingredient. Use with other Oriental vegetables or serve raw as an entree.
Also called Choke-sun, Take-noko and chun-sun, Bamboo shoots are flat, opaque slices that come from the bamboo plant, which looks like asparagus.Normally sold canned, it can be found fresh and should be free of dark brown coloring or soft spots of decay.
Avoid product with brown spots that are even slightly soft - an indication of being too old.
Store fresh bamboo in your refrigerator. Cut product should be kept in water.
In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.
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Plantains are cooked; fried like a potato when green - used in dessert dishes when ripe.
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