African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12487

Article in Press

Fermented Bamboo Shoot Health Benefits and Applications

Subramanian Ramasubramanian, Muthusamy Balasubramanian*, Chinnapan Ravinder Singh, Rajaram Muralikrishna

  •  Received: 28 April 2022
  •  Accepted: 08 December 2022
The term "bamboo" conjures up images of "a hollow stick," and it aids more health benefits. Mainly the tribes of northeast India ferment these nutritious bamboo shoots. Fermentation is a biotechnological process that has been used to preserve food for centuries. Fermented bamboo shoots caters a home and benefits for a variety of microorganisms. To highlight a few benefits these magical shoots are probiotic, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-aging, cardio protective and weight loss. Fermented bamboo shoots are significant in food industries, commercial value and their health benefits. Although they originated in tribal areas and local markets they are now valued globally rivalling as gold. As a result, India's "green gold" is fermented bamboo stalks. The health benefits, merits, drawbacks, future perspectives, and economic worth of fermented bamboo shoots of the twenty-first century are briefly discussed in this article.

Keywords: Bamboo, Healthy food, Microorganism, Probiotics, Biotechnology Industry