Benefits of Bamboo Shoots
Bamboo is used as a natural diuretic to stimulate the smooth flow of urine for people with urinary troubles. The leaves of bamboo can restore body fluid and are a natural diuretic, promoting bladder health. 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.