Bamboo Shoot Myths

‘Don’t eat bamboo shoot because it will cause dangerous disease’

‘Don’t consume bamboo shoot! It will make the wounds worse.’

‘It’s definitely a NO for pregnant women.’

Since I was growing up, the myths around bamboo shoot become so popular. I also bet it remains till now. I love eating bamboo shoot (but not pickled ones), especially in a soup. The reasons why there are myths around bamboo shoot is due to the poisoning of Hydrocanic Acid.

Is it safe to eat bamboo shoot?

Yes it is safe if you know how to cook it well. You can’t consume it raw as it contain Hydrocyanic Acid that cause cyanide poisoning. Don’t consume it raw, know whether you are a suitable candidate to eat them. Don’t worry about canned varieties – they have been detoxified without further cooking.

IT’S ONLY ALLERGIC TO SENSITISED PEOPLE. Like nut, to some sensitive people, bamboo can give them allergic reaction that may bring dermatitis.


According to Wellnessbin,

  • It help losing weight as it contains 27 calories in 100g per serve.
  • It contain high fibre to help digestive and cholesterol issues.
  • It riches in Vitamin B helping cellular enzymatic and metabolic activities.
  • It riches in minerals like iron, copper, potassium and magnesium assisting cellular activity and respiration.

There is no definite research saying bamboo shoot can cause any other type of side effects yet, but best to keep in mind that you can best eat it cooked and/or detoxified.

Published by vinniethedainty

Having migrated to Australia since 2013, I realized that I tend to love about beauty and decided to pick it as my skill and career. It now becomes the skill for life, the skill I have learned, worked, experienced and passionate about and I would love to use this blog as the means to share, educate and support Khmer ladies and all types of readers.

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