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Tripura launched Immunity boosting Bamboo Cookies: All you need to know

Team Udayavani, Sep 22, 2020, 4:27 PM IST

Recently, Tripura launched ‘bamboo cookies’ to commemorate World Bamboo Day and promote the production of locally cultivated bamboos.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb launched the “bamboo cookies” and bamboo-made honey bottles on the occasion of International Bamboo Day

The initiative was launched to promote bamboo plantations and generate local employment across the state.

The bamboo cookies are the brainchild of the Bamboo and Cane Development Institute (BCDI) in the state. The cookies have been made of the shoot of a thin variety of bamboo locally called muli.

The bamboo shoots are crushed and processed before being mixed with wheat flour, butter and a few other ingredients to make these cookies.

It is rich in nutrients, mainly proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and fibre and are low in fat and sugar

As reported by ET, The bamboo cookies are also low on calories and sugar, thus making them an ideal choice for people who have diabetes. Bamboo shoots are also rich in phenols, that actively safeguards our body from phytosterols (a close relative of cholesterol) and cell damage.

They have long been used to treat gastric ulcers and asthma. It also regulates cardiovascular issues and hypertension. The sap of bamboo trees is also effective in healing skin ailments and chickenpox.

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