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Why you should add Bamboo shoots to your diet?

Bamboo shoots are one of the common ingredients for most Asian Cuisine including Nepal and North East of india. In Nepal, it is consumed fresh as well as fermented form. Every ethnic group of Nepal makes this dish in their own way but the most common form is Alu Tama Bodi( Potato, beans, and Bamboo shoot curry), Besides curries, it is also common to use as a pickle, fermented, and then dried to use later days especially in the mountain regions of Nepal. it is easily available in the form of fresh, fermented or canned which has mild to strong flavors and crisp texture.
Bamboo shoots are low in calories and rich in fiber, copper, and vitamins. Recent studies show that there are so many health benefits of eating Bamboo Shoots; here are a few of them; Bamboo shoots are low in carbohydrates and calories, so it is beneficial for diabetics and maintaining weight. it is also considered good for the person suffering from gastric and ulcers. It also helps to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, blood pressure, and balance cholesterol. The shoots are also a great source of vitamin B6, a water-soluble vitamin involved in over 140 biochemical reactions within your body’s cells. so why not try adding some shoots to your diet the way you like or follow the recipe.

Note: This recipe is taken from my latest books

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