Edible bamboo shoots are as the name suggests the young tender shoots of bamboo. Raw they contain they contain toxins but these are leached out when the shoots are boiled prior to sale.
I buy them canned and always have some on hand for my stir fries, rice dishes, soups and even salads.
They are delicately sweet and although tender they give your dish a nice bit of crunch.
They keep well in a sealed container of water for a few weeks in the fridge.
Here is a shoot prior to harvesting.
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