Bamboo Shoots are full of fiber and also lots of great Vitamins including B vitamins, A, C, iron, calcium, phosphorus, a good amount of protein, and a small amount of fats. They lower cholesterol very well especially LDL or bad cholesterol… and lower blood pressure, plus they help detox the body and help you lose weight because they are low in calories. They are high in anti-oxidants and help boost the immune system and help prevent cardiovascular disease and also cancer and they are anti-inflammatory too. And because they are high in fiber they are great for constipation. And Bamboo Shoots have been used to reduce and prevent gallbladder problems too. Fresh Bamboo Shoots need to be boiled to be able to eat them… or you can buy them canned at your local Asian store.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist