(*) WILD BAMBOO VINE SHOOTS (1/3 Lb)
(*) = This is a unique veggie you aren't likely to find anywhere else!
1/3 pound of Wild Bamboo Vine (Smilax/Greenbriar) Shoots! COOK THEM JUST LIKE YOU'D COOK ASPARAGUS (but for a bit less time)! NOTE: Some feel stiff and others feel very flexible, some are super fat and others are super skinny. But in my experience, they all magically cook up to the same firm but tender texture! ♥️
These shoots are a brand new discovery for us, and I'm so excited to offer them to you! They're tender and delicious enough to simply snack on them raw*, but they can also be steamed or sauteed. While they COOK like asparagus, they don't TASTE like it. Honestly, there isn't much distinctive flavor to them---the closest flavor would be something like the tops of Romaine Lettuce.
Bamboo Vine/Smilax is an excellent source of VITAMIN E, IRON, CALCIUM, MANGANESE, and FIBER!! Check out the attached link (or do your own Google Sleuthing) to learn more about the impressive nutritional content and health benefits of this wild plant!