Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 40 issue 4 (december 2021) : 388-397

​The Nutritional Facts of Bamboo Shoots have a Potential and Prospects for Utilization as a Health Food: A Review

Pooja Singh, Mamta Rathore, H.G. Prakash
1Department of Food Science and Nutrition, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur-208 002 Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Singh Pooja, Rathore Mamta, Prakash H.G. (2021). ​The Nutritional Facts of Bamboo Shoots have a Potential and Prospects for Utilization as a Health Food: A Review. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 40(4): 388-397. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1586.
In Indian tradition, bamboo shoot plays an important role in the traditional food of North East State of India. In India, it is used in the traditional food name as ushoi, soibum, rep, mesu, eup, hirring, etc. In the market, this crop fibre is applied in the bakery and meat products. It has lots of health benefits to the human because it is nutritionally important that contain huge amount of protein, carbohydrate, vitamin, fibre, minerals and very trace amount of fat. Mostly its shoot may be consumed as a food either in fresh form or canned form. The main aimed to study the bamboo shoot could be helpful in mitigating the problem of malnutrition and food security and boost immune system are the major challenges for humanity which facing during Covid-19 pandemic situation. The role of bamboo is increasing day-to-day. Due to the present of phytosterols and rich amount of fibre, it becomes nutraceuticals and apply as natural medicine in several diseases. In recent time, the people are aware to improve their immunity to fight against such type of diseases-to improve the digestion and appetite and recover weight or loss, to cure cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and cancer. The part of this crop mainly shoot has important role in the anticancer, antibacterial and also antiviral diseases. The bamboo smell is very strong due to the presence of phenolic compounds. In Tripura, new event are discovered such as bamboo shoot fortified cookies as a healthy snack. So that its unique characteristics, bamboo is known as miracle plant and green gold. It play an important role in the secondary metabolize formation, so that its taste is slightly acidic. Various bamboo shoot processing methods, effect of cooking, technological methods for removal of toxic constituent in shoots have also been discussed.

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