Edible & Timber Red Bamboo, new acquisition. (Don't remember the exact type, need to look it up...) Grow fast, little bamboo!
I've been reading up on edible bamboo, (https://www.guaduabamboo.com/types/edible-bamboo-species) and struck upon a grim warning:
"Bamboo shoots may contain significant, potentially very toxic amounts of cyanogenic glycosides. (Cyanide!) 😨😱 However, the remedy was forthcoming, "The cyanogen in bamboo is taxiphyllin and therefore one of the few cyanogenic compounds that decompose quickly when placed in boiling water (20 minutes). Bamboo becomes edible because of this instability." 😰
That's a huge relief, because bamboo is delicious, and now I am back to being excited and impatient for them to grow!
#redbamboo #ediblegarden #foodforest #oneday