The bamboo shoots are traditional food of oriental cuisine, very well known for their nutritional properties. Similar to our asparagus, deserve to be known more closely as the foods good for our health. It is, moreover, of protein foods but low-calorie, suitable therefore for those who follow a diet. The low sugar content also makes them suitable in case of hyperglycemia. In asian cuisine, sprouts are usually eaten in soups or salads, or sautéed with other ingredients.