Vietnamese often use the newly-growing buds from the species of bamboo, cane, apricot, "nua" bamboo, "lo o" bamboo as food like other vegetables. Raw bamboo shoots are also processed into dried by drying or dried for storage, long distance transport of raw materials used for processing other special dishes or for export. Fresh bamboo shoots are also processed into many products for domestic consumption and export participation valuable as sour bamboo shoots, bamboo shoots, tubers, fiber-cement frozen, canned, etc. ...
However, raw bamboo shoots have toxicity due to its high glycocid - a substance able to transform into cyanhydric acid which harm the human health when use. The experiences of many mountainous farmers showed that not all raw bamboo shoots are toxic and bitter-bamboo-shoots are often more toxic than the ordinary one; raw shoots are more toxic than dried one. Những người ăn phải măng độc thường có triệu chứng nhức đầu, chóng mặt, buồn nôn, rối loạn hô hấp, khó thở…Để đảm bảo an toàn khi sử dụng măng tươi, sau khi thu hoạch về bà con cần áp dụng một số biện pháp khử độc sau đây:
- Remove any leaf sheath (cover shoot), washed sand and cement Seating more or less poisonous, bitter bamboo shoots often that different treatment. Can be cut into slices or shredded into fibers soak them overnight in water to rinse less toxic before processing into the dish.
- With the kind of toxic cement, cement lime bitter soak in water; boiled out several times to cut off the water until the water first and then bring in the processing. While boiling, cooking should be open for toxic volatile region.
- Before drying or exposure to dry cement should be soaked in salt water, was used for processing into food should be stopped again with hot water or boiling as possible.
- Salt is also a array containing measures to reduce the toxicity of cement.
Not for malaria, malnutrition who, debilitating eating bamboo shoots as toxic as the disease increased. Do not eat a lot of abuse and Notes cement processing before eating.