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MUST-TRY: Bamboo shoots health benefits and trending recipes

MUST-TRY: Bamboo shoots health benefits and trending recipes

Although banana bread became the top-searched recipe over-all, bamboo shoots have seen the biggest rise within the month. In case you didn’t know, bamboo shoots (or labong in Tagalog) are the edible sprouts that come out of the ground and used as vegetables in numerous Asian dishes and broths.

Delving into new recipes with bamboo shoots

With millions of people stuck at home and going online to learn new skills, they delve into new recipes using bamboo shoots. With their quality of being easy-to-cook, it became an ideal choice for novice chefs and bored cooks during COVID-19.

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Must-try trending recipes


Rolling the spring rolls can be a bit tricky. However, it would be worth the effort. Make them in advance, freeze them, and then fry. Read the recipe here.

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Turn a pack of instant ramen into something fancy with a few simple additions. Read the recipe here.

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This one is so quick to make and you’ll be sitting down to eat it in a few minutes. Read the recipe here.

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Bamboo shoots health benefits

Best stored inside the refrigerator, bamboo shoots remain fat-free and a good source of fiber and Vitamin B1. Available fresh from Asian food markets, it must be boiled before eating. Usually, they are also sold in cans in supermarkets.

It contains phytochemicals, which have antibacterial and antiviral effects in the body. This might be one of the causes of why its popularity suddenly saw a 4,850% rise. A good source of dietary fiber, it also contains potassium which is vital for a healthy heart and to maintain normal blood pressure.

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