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Bamboo shoot prefers humid and warm weather throughout tropical and sub-tropical forests. Taiwan's weather is very suitable for hearty plants such as Bamboo shoots due to the islands various altitudes and climate changes. The seasonal differences of where the bamboo shoot's are grown vary t he taste, texture, and characteristic s of the various species. Winter Bamboos, mainly produced in Nantou County, are most prized, extremely crunchy and well liked by consumers.
There are multiple species and cooking styles for Bamboo Shoots. It is suitable for salad, stir fry, and commonly used in soups. There are additional processes to make other side products for example dry, marinated and sauteed bamboo shoots. While obesity and fat consumption can be a real problem in today's society, a wonderful property of bamboo shoots has been known to lower body fat and prevent constipation. Taiwan’s bamboo shoot is a very successfully grown produce in Taiwan with very little pesticide, void of insects and high in nutrition.