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Bamboo shoots 竹笋 (zhú sǔn)

Bamboo shoots are the young sprouts of an edible variety of bamboo. They are harvested just after the shoots peek above the ground and before they reach 1 foot in length. They are usually a light yellow color and are a good source of fiber and potassium. They taste like a cross between asparagus and artichoke hearts and can be found canned in water at most supermarkets.

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