27 Facts About Bamboo


Bamboo, like wood, is a natural composite material with a high strength-to-weight ratio useful for structures.

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Bamboo is native through Central America and Mexico, northward into the Southeastern United States.

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Anji County of China, known as the "Town of Bamboo", provides the optimal climate and soil conditions to grow, harvest, and process some of the most valued bamboo poles available worldwide.

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Bamboo has a wide range of hardiness depending on species and locale.

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Bamboo forestry is a cultivation and raw material industry that provides the raw materials for the broader bamboo industry, worth over 72 billion dollars globally in 2019.

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Bamboo can grow on otherwise marginal land, bamboo can be profitably cultivated in many degraded lands.

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Bamboo is typically harvested as a source material for construction, food, crafts and other manufactured goods.

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Bamboo used for construction purposes must be harvested when the culms reach their greatest strength and when sugar levels in the sap are at their lowest, as high sugar content increases the ease and rate of pest infestation.

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Bamboo harvested at the correct time of year and then exposed to ground contact or rain will break down just as quickly as incorrectly harvested material.

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Bamboo leaves are used as wrappers for steamed dumplings which usually contains glutinous rice and other ingredients, such as the zongzi from China.

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Bamboo was used by humans for various purposes from a very early time.

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Bamboo was in widespread use in early China as a medium for written documents.

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Bamboo fiber has been used to make paper in China since early times.

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Bamboo pulps are mainly produced in China, Myanmar, Thailand, and India, and are used in printing and writing papers.

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Bamboo textile is any cloth, yarn or clothing made from bamboo fibres.

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Bamboo is an alternative to plastic that is renewable and can be replenished at a fast rate.

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Bamboo, like true wood, is a natural building material with a high strength-to-weight ratio useful for structures.

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Bamboo has been traditionally used in Malaysia as a firecracker called a meriam buluh or bamboo cannon.

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Bamboo has often been used to construct weapons and is still incorporated in several Asian martial arts.

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Bamboo is frequently used for cooking utensils within many cultures, and is used in the manufacture of chopsticks.

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Bamboo is used to make eating utensils such as chopsticks, trays, and tea scoops.

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Bamboo has traditionally been used to make a wide range of everyday utensils and cutting boards, particularly in Japan, where archaeological excavations have uncovered bamboo baskets dating to the Late Jomon period .

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Bamboo is said to bloom in this manner only about every 50 years .

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Bamboo is not only a symbol of a gentleman, but plays an important role in Buddhism, which was introduced into China in the first century.

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Bamboo shoot has always been a traditional dish on the Chinese dinner table, especially in southern China.

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Bamboo is a symbol of prosperity in Japan, and are used to make New Year's decorations called kadomatsu.

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Bamboo cane is the weapon of Vietnamese legendary hero, Thanh Giong, who had grown up immediately and magically since the age of three because of his wish to liberate his land from An invaders.

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