Bamboo shoots are available in raw form, canned form and can even be cooked. The calorie content in each of these bamboo shoots forms is different from the other. Bamboo shoots also contain good nutritional value.
One cup of raw ½ inch slices of bamboo shoots contains 41 calories out of which most of the calories that is around 69% are obtained from carbohydrates, 22% of the calories are obtained from proteins and just 9% calories come from fat. The calorie content in canned bamboo shoots is different. One cup of canned bamboo shoots weighing around 131 grams contains 25 calories out of which 5 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal quantity of canned bamboo shoots is 0.5 gram, total carbohydrate content is 4.2 grams and protein content is 2.3 grams. Out of these 25 calories 61% of these calories come from carbohydrates, 21% come from proteins and 18% come from fats.
Boiling bamboo shoots also decreases its calorie content; the number of calories in boiled bamboo shoots is lesser than that in its raw form.
One cup of bamboo shoots cooked by adding fat in it offers around 99.3 calories out of which more than half that is 50.9 calories are obtained from fats. The total fat content in it is 5.7 grams consisting of 1.1 grams saturated fat content, 1.7 grams of polyunsaturated fat content and 2.5 grams of monounsaturated fat content. An equal quantity of similarly prepared bamboo shoots contains 10.5 grams of carbohydrates and 5.3 grams of proteins.
It also contains vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, zinc and various other essential vitamins and minerals.
Bamboo shoots can be cooked in a number of ways and the calorie content in different bamboo shoots preparations is different. It may be more or less than the number of calories mentioned in the above mentioned cooked bamboo shoots.