|Scientific name||Dendrocalamus asper|
|Storage conditions||7-10 °C|
|Shelf life||5-7 days|
|Availability||All year round|
Bamboo shoots are young new canes that have been harvested before they are one-foot tall. They are crisp and tender like asparagus and taste similar to that of baby corn. Fresh bamboo shoots offer a far superior taste and texture to canned products. Kept whole, fresh bamboo shoots can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Bamboo shoots must be peeled and boiled for 20 minutes first before using, as raw shoots are bitter in taste and can be hard to digest. In asian cuisine, these bamboo shoots are great for stir-fry dishes and curries.