Bamboo would primarily occur on natural edges (lakes, streams, etc) otherwise.
Luckily, it is water soluble. The way to process the poison out is to boil the YOUNG shoots (older shoots cannot effective be processed in the same manner) is saltwater. Boil for approximately 20 - 30 minutes. Pour the water off and repeat the process for another 15 - 20 minutes. Get rid of the water.
The downside to this process is, of course, that there is a loss of water soluble nutrients as well. Vitamin C and the B vitamins are mostly lost; however, some remains.
Nutritional value per 100 grams:
> 5 grams of carbohydrate
> 2.5 grams of protein (essential amino acids)
Also present are Sodium, a lot of Potassium (>500 Mg), and the minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, a bit of Zinc and a few trace elements.
|Too mature for consumption|