Cyanide And Cooking Bamboo Shoots

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  1. Logan-

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    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265189419_Cyanide_in_Bamboo_Shoots Cyanide in Bamboo Shoots

    https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/publications/documents/28_Cyanogenic_glycosides.pdf
    CYANOGENIC GLYCOSIDES IN CASSAVA AND BAMBOO SHOOTS
    A Human Health Risk Assessment

    Precooking processing of bamboo shoots for removal of anti-nutrients

    Are bamboo shoots toxic? - Bamboo Forums

    A mass cyanide poisoning from pickling bamboo shoots. - PubMed - NCBI

    Cook them.
     
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    I think it will be hard to find any that aren't already cooked to the point where cyanide is not a concern. At least in Western countries. In Germany, it is not even allowed so sell them raw in super markets.
     
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    Do you thinks cans that contain the bamboo shoots are problematic, due to heavy metal leakage from the can, and the bamboos absorbing them?
     
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    I think there is no greater risk than with any other canned food. The risk is probably greater when there is a preservative like ascorbic acid or citric acid reacting with the can's surface. I think most cans are made of aluminum or have a tin surface. I think the risk is comparatively small that you get too much aluminum or tin from canned bamboo. If you want to be sure, you could buy them in a gas, although that's likely to be significantly more expensive.
     
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