Bamboo is nature’s wonder. It replenishes on its own and so is one of the few renewable resources. It has uncountable uses – more than you could image; and, more uses of bamboo are being discovered every passing day. Even after years of knowing about it, we still find out that we know too little of its magnificence. For example, there is too little that we know about how the processing of bamboo is done so as to convert it into fiber. One fact is that there are two ways in which bamboo can be processed – mechanically and chemically. Now, since we are talking about organic bamboo, the latter has to be ruled out.
Some Facts about Bamboo
1. “In comparison to cotton, bamboo is known to improve watersheds, purify air quality, and remove toxins from contaminated soil, all with less water consumption and no harmful environmental impact.”- http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/bamboo-we-hardly-know-ye
2. “It can absorb up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide per hectare and it produces 30 percent more oxygen than any hardwood forest of similar size.”- http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/bamboo-we-hardly-know-ye
3. “Botanically categorized as a grass and not a tree, bamboo just might be the world’s most sustainable resource. It is the fastest growing grass and can shoot up a yard or more a day. Bamboo reaches maturity quickly and is ready for harvesting in about 4 years.” – http://www.academia.edu/5308105/A_study_on_Preference_of_the_Eco-friendly_Fabric-Organic_Cotton_and_Bamboo
4.“Every part of the bamboo plant is put to use by Asian cultures and various ethnic groups. Bamboo is used for various other purposes ranging from construction, support for buildings, simple housing, bamboo furniture, musical instruments such as flutes, dizi, xiao, shakuhachi, and in paper production. Thus, bamboo is one of the most utilized and versatile plants on the planet.” – https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-bamboo-shoots.html
5.“Fresh bamboo shoots can last for up to two weeks when they are properly refrigerated and away from sunlight or else the shoots will develop a bitter taste. On the other hand, canned versions can be stored for a long time. It is recommended to cook them as quickly as possible when eating them fresh.” – https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-bamboo-shoots.html
There are innumerable things about bamboo to read and know about. With its use in a number of fields like bedding, nutrition, clothing and more, bamboo is one ingredient that has become a household name. For those who support the environment, it is important to show support towards things made out of organic bamboo. Bamboo bedding for example, is something that everyone must try and purchase. It has a number of health benefits. So, are you making a move towards a healthier life?