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Ingredients: bamboo fiberThere are 1250 known species of bamboo worldwide, of which the shoots from 100-120 varieties are used as foodstuffs, mainly in East and Southeast Asia. Instead of a source of energy, it is used for its beneficial physiological effect as bamboo shoots are low in calories, yet rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. The fiber content increases along with the size of the shoots, making the bamboo harder and more resistant.
Significance, effects: Bamboo contains various types of fiber, including cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. These retain a great amount of water and boost peristalsis. They provide a sense of fullness, allowing one to feel full even after consuming less food.
Use: Bamboo fiber can be consumed on its own, mixed in liquids or added to foodstuffs, such as porridges, breads and pastries. The recommended daily allowance for adults is one heaped tablespoon (approx. 10 g). Don’t forget to provide an ample supply of liquids!
Nutritional value (per 100 g):
Storage: Keep in a cold, dry place!
Country of origin: China
Bamboo fiber country of origin: non-EU