Sabtu, 31 Juli 2010
Bamboo shoots or shoots have long known of our society as food, made especially for vegetables. If you like spring rolls, Semarang traditional snacks, must know, in it there is sliced bamboo shoots. In addition to delicious processed bamboo shoots are also rich in dietary fiber and potassium. That means the bamboo shoots can be used as a pressure in the blood levels of bad cholesterol. This benefit is also recognized Jaya. Father of two children experienced with bamboo shoots properties. Like most other workers, Jaya is also fond of fried foods. Consequently, at the age of almost half a century, his body was no longer able to counteract the fat piled in the blood.
Jaya complain often giddy. "After I sleep, I can hardly open my eyes because the sky like a spinning," he said. After went to the doctor, he was convicted of high cholesterol. Results of laboratory tests showed the value of cholesterol 240 mg / dl, normally a maximum of 200 mg / dl. Doctors recommend reducing the intake of fried Jaya fibrous food and reproduce. This happened to a few months he often ate vegetables shoots and the result turned out okay. Results of laboratory tests, cholesterol in the range of 180 mg / dl. Although it is recognized not merely because bamboo shoots, making sure that experience will benefit this vegetable from bamboo shoots.
High Fiber bamboo shoots
Bamboo shoots deserved selected as a source of natural fiber. Based on the research, known fiber bamboo shoots pretty good food, ie 2.56 percent, higher when compared with other tropical crops such as soy bean sprouts (1.27 percent), pecay (1.58), cucumber (0.61), and mustard (1.01).
Dietary fiber is a form of complex carbohydrate compound found in cell walls of many food crops. Dietary fiber can not be digested and absorbed by the human digestive tract, but the work is important for health maintenance, disease prevention, and as an important component of nutrition therapy.
Please note again that a lack of fiber can cause diseases ala-Western societies, such as atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), which in turn can lead to coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes, hypercholesterolemia (excess cholesterol), hypertension, hyperlipidemia (excess fat ), or cancer of the colon (large intestine).
In addition to fiber, the main compounds in the crude bamboo shoot is water, which is about 91 percent. Bamboo shoots contain protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin C, as well as other minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. Potassium content in shoots high enough, ie 533 mg per 100 grams of bamboo shoots.
Growing Throughout the Year
Bamboo shoots are the young shoots of bamboo plants that appear on the surface of the base clusters. In English, called the bamboo shoot bamboo shoot. Shoots grow at the base of the bamboo grove and is usually filled glugut (bamboo hair) that itch. Cone-shaped bamboo shoots, each end glugut has a section like the tip of a bamboo leaf, but the color is brown.
According to botanical classification, bamboo plants including monocot class doneae, orders Graminales, subfamily Dendrocalamae, Dendrocallamus genus, species Dendrocallamus asper. Harvesting bamboo shoots can be done throughout the year. Harvest occurs during the rainy season, ie between the months of December to February.
Is taken from shoots that can not grow up. Not all bamboo shoots growing bamboo can live into adulthood. There are times when bamboo shoots that have been outstanding for several weeks to stop growing and eventually die. Usually bamboo shoots are harvested when the high reached 20 cm from the soil surface, with approximately 7 cm in diameter. When harvested late, in 2-4 months only bamboo shoots have become complete.
Salt Water boiled
Bashori, bamboo shoots one of the farmers in the region Sawangan, Depok, mentions that several types of bamboo shoots can not grow up, so must be harvested when young. However, if no, any shoots that can be taken to the vegetables. "In addition to inexpensive, bamboo shoots are also easily obtained, in traditional markets and supermarkets. When about to be cooked or processed, do not forget to boil it with salt water so that the smell pesingnya missing, "he said. In the market, bamboo shoots are sold in the form of intact and sliced thin. However, most people prefer bamboo shoots Emitter intact form because I could see directly freshness.
Not only Disayur
Although there has been no scientific evidence or sufficient medical study, some people believe that healthful properties of bamboo shoots has a body. In traditional medicine, yellow bamboo shoots are often used to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Shoots have long been used to cure cough up phlegm and fever. To make nutritious ingredients, there is no special way.
Bamboo shoots can be enjoyed as a single or as a mixture of vegetable spring rolls content, oseng-oseng, vegetable stew, coconut milk and curry. Shoots are often pickled and pickle made a very tasty snack to be made. This food can even be used as flour and vinegar.
To reduce the risk of toxicity, should be washed and then boiled bamboo shoots. When boiling, mix in salt to taste so distinctive smell of urine wafted no longer shoots.
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