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Old 07-19-2022, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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When I lived in Phoenix, I could get prepared ready to use whole bamboo shoots sold [U]individually[/U]. I could buy just one, sold by the pound in plastic buckets in the cold counter. Sold by the pound, in some kind of liquid, whole - ready to be sliced.

In Raleigh, I can buy them ready to use, but but they are prepackaged bags that contains WAY WAY WAY more than I can use before they get soft and yukky. And they are NOT cheap!


Anybody know how I can keep these for longer? The canned ones just aren't the same.

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Old 07-20-2022, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Tricity
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To store any leftover canned bamboo shoots, as well as boiled or blanched fresh bamboo shoots, place them in a plastic container covered with fresh water. Seal well and keep in the refrigerator for several days.
Fresh bamboo shoots can be also stored in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. They can also be cooked then frozen.

https://www.halfyourplate.ca/veggies/bamboo-shoots/

https://www.honestfoodtalks.com/bamboo-shoots-guide/

They are sold like this here:


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Old 07-21-2022, 10:44 AM
 
Location: United States
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Maybe it's just me but they don't look appetizing at all unless they're already cut up in those flat, rectangular pieces that you would get from a Chinese takeout place.
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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They taste like what my clarinet reeds would have tasted like had I eaten them (I played in H.S.)
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Old 07-22-2022, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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I'm now wondering if bamboo shoots can be harvested from more than one variety of bamboo? Bamboo grows all around me and I intend to have a patch of my own. Never once did I consider it as a source of the shoots for culinary use.
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Old 07-22-2022, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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I'm now wondering if bamboo shoots can be harvested from more than one variety of bamboo? Bamboo grows all around me and I intend to have a patch of my own. Never once did I consider it as a source of the shoots for culinary use.
The edible portions of a bamboo plant are the tender shoots that have just emerged, asparagus-like, from the ground in spring. There are hundreds of species of bamboo, all of which are potentially edible. Some are much tastier and more productive than others, however.

So.... Now we are back to the question of whether ALL bamboo shoots are edible.
The answer is: yes! Not only are bamboo shoots edible but they are low in fat and calories, easy to grow and harvest, as well as containing loads of fiber and potassium. They have a very mild taste but they accept the flavors of other foods easily and can blend into almost any cuisine.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/orn...for-eating.htm

Keep a close watch during the brief spring harvest season, as the shoots must be harvested as soon as they emerge from the ground.
Harvest the shoots by slicing into the soil with a sharp spade to detach them from the root system (you can cut them several inches below the soil level).
Peel the dark outer sheaths from around each shoot.
Layer harvested shoots in damp paper towels inside a paper bag in your refrigerator to preserve freshness.
Cook shoots as soon as possible, as they quickly become bitter in storage. Simply slice and boil for 10 minutes.
https://modernfarmer.com/2018/07/how...-bamboo-shoots
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Old 07-22-2022, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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The edible portions of a bamboo plant are the tender shoots that have just emerged, asparagus-like, from the ground in spring. There are hundreds of species of bamboo, all of which are potentially edible. Some are much tastier and more productive than others, however.

So.... Now we are back to the question of whether ALL bamboo shoots are edible.
Not only are bamboo shoots edible but they are low in fat and calories, easy to grow and harvest, as well as containing loads of fiber and potassium. They have a very mild taste but they accept the flavors of other foods easily and can blend into almost any cuisine.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/orn...for-eating.htm
Makes me think that an Instapot may have a place..... The best option no doubt is to buy stock that is best used for culinary use if it will grow in ones climate zone.
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Old 07-28-2022, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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I think bamboo is doing exceptionally well in South.
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Old 07-28-2022, 04:05 PM
 
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I simply love the unique texture and taste of bamboo shoots... never had the pleasure of eating fresh ones though.

I've only come across canned or bagged shoots... is there a huge difference?

Plus, you can actually grow them in your garden for food? That is fascinating. Wonder if they grow like weeds lol.
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Old 07-28-2022, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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I simply love the unique texture and taste of bamboo shoots... never had the pleasure of eating fresh ones though.

I've only come across canned or bagged shoots... is there a huge difference?

Plus, you can actually grow them in your garden for food? That is fascinating. Wonder if they grow like weeds lol.
Bamboo is very invasive... Neighbors will love you, not....
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