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) […]