is something people enjoy eating as well, especially in Asia.
Bamboo is an extremely industrious plant. Some have been known to grow up to a metre a day, and forests of this ambitious grass can pop up in no time after a refreshing monsoon. Bamboo, when fully mature is a surprisingly sturdy material. Fashioned into tools, garments, furnishings and even structures, bamboo has not only been a survival material for small ethnic groups in many parts of Asia, but also possess enormous commercial potential as a more sustainable substitute for many organic raw materials.
These strong bamboo culms, however, are not fit for eating. Continue reading