“Bamboo shoots” is often on the list of foods that adults do not recommend to their children. Including myself With the belief that Dangerous bamboo shoots As slang Causing dangerous diseases The wound will make the wound worse. Especially after surgery It is also the cause of dangerous diseases such as "cancer" as well.
But in fact These beliefs How true is that?
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Bamboo shoots are young shoots of bamboo that grow from underground rhizomes and look the joker game light yellow. It can be used to cook a variety of dishes such as boiled, stir-fried, curry, fried, and is also very popular. Not only in Thailand
Is bamboo shoot really dangerous?
Bamboo shoots are both beneficial and harmful to eat properly. Can provide benefits for the body But not eating bamboo shoots properly There is no caution in eating Can really be harmful to the body
Bamboo shoots that we consume There are many types
Raw bamboo shoots
Dr. Boonchai Somboon Suk, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences stated that raw or undercooked bamboo shoots. May be poisoned by cyanide Which is naturally present in bamboo shoots And cause harm to the body If it enters the body in small quantities Can be excreted through urine But if received in large quantities The cyanide binds to the substance in the red blood cells (hemoglobin) instead of oxygen, causing hypoxia. Unconsciousness and can cause death
Therefore, consumption of raw bamboo shoots should be avoided. Mr. Mongkol Jenjittikul, director of the Bureau of Quality and Safety, said that consuming boiled bamboo shoots will make consumers safer from cyanide exposure. However, if the temperature and boiling time are not appropriate, this substance cannot be reduced. However, for the safety of consumers, before consuming bamboo shoots, they should be cooked thoroughly. By boiling bamboo shoots in boiling water for at least 10 minutes, which can reduce the cyanide content by 90.5%.

Pickled bamboo shoots
Bamboo shoots are another type of food that is commonly fermented for the preservation of food for longer. Usually pickled in the pip for several months If the fermentation process is not clean enough Will occur as a bacteria Clostridium botulinum growing in bamboo shoots in the pail. If cooking with insufficient heat Bacteria that can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea may be acquired if botulin toxin becomes absorbed from the digestive tract.

Into the blood and nervous system May affect the work of various muscles in the body such as muscles, eyelids, eyeball, face, speech, swallowing disorders. The limb muscles are weak, choking and can be life threatening.