Bamboo

Lovely, durable, useful, and edible…there are so many good things about bamboo.

Bamboo Shoots are good for you.

Bamboo shoots may have anticancer qualities

According to a review published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, young bamboo shoots “are rich in nutrient components, mainly proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and fibre and are low in fat and sugar.” Specifically, the authors noted that fresh shoots are a good source of thiamine, niacin, vitamins A, B6, and E, potassium, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, and chromium, and contain 17 different amino acids, eight of which are essential for human health.

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/bamboo-shoots-may-be-new-health-food

You can decorate with them.

Maxx Viaggi bath in bamboo decor

Fantastic Film

“House of Flying Daggers”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385004/

I know that they grow very aggressively, so if planting them be aware.

“The taller the bamboo grows, the lower it bends.”

Chinese Proverb