Bamboo Shoot Processing
Bamboo shoots are the young and tender culms of bamboo that are consumed for various food items after harvesting. The freshly harvested shoot is cream yellow in color, has a strong smell and is sweet in taste. Bamboo shoots are low in fat and calories but rich in fiber with about 90% water. Bamboo shoot forms traditional delicacy in North-Eastern region of India. Bamboo shoot is consumed either raw or processed because of its exotic taste and flavor. Bamboo shoots are very seasonal, short-lived and perishable in nature. Edible fresh bamboo shoot is available only during June to October. Therefore, the processing of bamboo shoots for preservation becomes important to make product available for round the year.