Munching Bamboo Shoots

Bamboo shoots are the edible shoots (new bamboo culms that come out of the ground) of many bamboo species including Bambusa vulgaris and Phyllostachys edulis. In fact, there are over 70 genera of bamboo, separated into 1450 species. They belong to the Poaceae family, along with wild rice (Zizania), wheat (Triticum), rice (Oryza), corn (Zea), oats (Avena), barley (Hordeum), millet (Echinochloa) […]

Brussels Sprouts

Stemming Disease and Promoting Budding Health

Leaves are lovely and roots rock, but other parts of plants are nutritional powerhouses as well, including stems and buds. Here are stem and bud vegetables listed by ANDI score: Brussels Sprouts 490 Kohlrabi 352 Broccolini 342 Broccoli, raw 340 Cauliflower, raw 315 Broccoli, cooked; Cauliflower, cooked 294 Asparagus, 205 Bean Sprouts 177 Celery 151 Artichoke 145 Cardoons 120 Radish Sprouts 114 Rhubarb, cooked […]