It is rich in protein, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and B6, minerals calcium, iron and phosphorus, and fiber. This makes the rice highly nutritive especially to small children because of the immediate release of energy it gives.
Known to have a low glycemic index, this rice is ideal for diabetic patients. There is not fat in bamboo seeds. The carbohydrates that is present also increase the blood glucose level in a slow pace, this helps in reducing cholesterol accumulation.
Bamboo blooms into rare variety of rice seed after 50-60 years, once in their lifetime marking their senescence. Bamboo rice is this special rice that is grown out of a dying bamboo shoot.