[permaculture] Edible bamboo?

Liane Salgado gamberster at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 16:44:17 EDT 2012

I have heard from botanists that all grasses are technically edible. None
are poisonous. I suspect it is just tough or bitter some other unpalatable

On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 4:04 PM, Dieter Brand <diebrand at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have a number of edible bamboos which I have been harvesting for a few
> years.  There is one type of bamboo a neighbor gave to me and of which I
> don’t know the name.  Since I don’t know the name I can’t check if it is
> edible or not.
> The problem is that I don’t know what it means if a bamboo is “not
> edible”.  Does it mean that it is poisonous or does it just mean that it
> doesn’t taste very good or that it is too hard to eat?  I tried a bit raw
> today and it didn’t taste much different from the edible ones I have.
>  Would it be safe to eat?
> Thanks,
> Dieter
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Liane Salgado
Energy Modeling
GIS and Technical Writing
Permaculture Design
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