Traditional Processing Methods and Nutritional Benefits of Bamboo Shoot

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Traditional Techniques for Processing Bamboo Shoots Bamboo shoots are poisonous! Yes you heard it right. It contains cyanogenic glycosides called taxiphyllin; a type of hydrogen cyanide. It is also the same compound found in tapioca (cassava) leaves and its roots. It is fatal and can kill humans and animals. Having said so there are many varieties which have negligible levels of cyanide because of domestication and alteration in the genes…