Plants and trees not only give us oxygen that we breathe, nor does it only bear fruit that we can eat. Various trees and plants of different kinds give us too much benefit from the tips of their roots to the leaves and fruits they bear. Among the trees and plants in the world, bamboos are one of the most giving plants on earth. It gives us food, can be used as materials that we need in building our shelter, medicine, and a lot more.
Bamboos, the giant ones specifically, were considered as the largest among the grass family. Bamboos are also said to be one of the fastest growing plants among the various plants and trees in the world. They are not simply just plants, but they are also significant in various cultures in the Southeast parts, as well as the southern and eastern parts of Asia. It is not just cultural though, it is also economical.
Bamboos have various uses. Not only do they omit oxygen, but they also control erosion, sequestrate carbon dioxides, serves as windbreaks, and they also look good in landscaping and commercial plantations. They are used in agriculture from being the crops that were harvested to channel linings that were used in irrigation systems.
The bamboos can be used in so many ways including in the kitchen. The bamboo shoots, stems, and leaves are the common parts of the bamboo that can be eaten. Bamboo shoots can be cooked in various ways but can also be eaten as fresh or fermented. Not only is it used as ingredients in cooking but it is also used as materials in cooking. Bamboos are usually made into kitchen utensils such as spoons, chopping boards, cups, and even chopsticks and toothpicks. There are also some countries that produce beers, wines, teas, and vinegars from bamboos.
Not only can it be eaten, drunk, or used only in the kitchen but it is also used as building materials and furniture. Usually in countries located in Asia, bamboos are commonly made into houses. They can be the walls of someone’s home, the gates, the floor, or the doors and window frames. They are also made into furniture such as chairs, tables, bathtubs, and beds. There are even toys that are made of bamboo.
Bamboos are also used in making papers, making towels, sheets, clothing, and everything in the textile industry. Not only that but it is also used to make musical instruments such as flutes and bamboo organs. It is also used in the bioenergy industry where they make charcoals, firewood, and biomass from these plants. The bamboo plant has so many uses that you can build a house made of bamboos and fill it with things and furniture made of bamboo. You can even just simply live with bamboos and you will still be able to survive.