Climbing WattleAcacia pennata (Cha Om) is a tree native to Southeast Asia that has edible shoots which look like bamboo shoots except they are much softer. The shoots must be boiled before eating to reduce their toxicity, after which they can be used in stir-fries to make a simple meal with rice or as an ingredient for Thai soups due to its light, feathery texture that blends well with other ingredients. It's also popular as an ingredient for Thai soups due to its light, feathery texture. The edible shoots are picked up before they become tough and thorny. The young shoots look like bamboo sprouts that you use to cook within Chinese cooking, but much softer when boiled. They must be boiled for 10-15 minutes before being used in salads or soups because of their toxicity. Raw shoots are not edible and can be poisonous when eaten raw.
The shoots must be boiled before eating, removing the water at least once or twice during cooking. They can then be used in stir-fries to make a simple meal with rice. It's also popular as an ingredient for Thai soups, due to its light, feathery texture that blends well with other ingredients.
Cha Om is similar in appearance to bamboo shoots but can be distinguished by its smaller seedpods which are also much softer when boiled. The Thai name means "Bamboo Shoot Flower" because the young flower buds are used in cooking before they open into pinkish-white blossoms.
Raw Cha Om is inedible and can be toxic when eaten raw. It must be boiled before eating due to its toxicity. The shoots are picked up before they become thorny and tough, then used in stir-fries, soups, curries, omelets, and rice dishes.
Young shoots are harvested before they're fully mature when the leaves still look like bamboo leaves. The young shoots must be boiled in water for 10-15 minutes before being used in salads or soups or fried in oil because of their toxicity. They can also be used in sandwiches or fried with eggs.
Global climbing wattle production
Wattle is a hardy shrub that can be found in many regions around the world. The woody plant is characterized by its long, slender stems and small leaves. It is often used as an ornamental plant or for making craft products. In recent years, wattle has become an important commercial crop due to its high demand in the global market.
Wattle is native to Australia and New Zealand, where it has been used by the indigenous people for centuries. The plant was first introduced to Europe in the 18th century and has since become naturalized in many parts of the continent. Today, the wattle is grown commercially in Africa, Asia, North America, and South America.
The main producing countries of wattle are Australia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Australia is the world's largest producer of wattle, with a production volume of over 1 million tonnes per year. The majority of Australian wattle is exported to other countries, such as China, Japan, and the United States. South Africa is the second largest producer of wattle, with a production volume of approximately 400,000 tonnes per year. The majority of South African wattle is used domestically.
Zimbabwe is the third largest producer of wattle, with a production volume of around 200,000 tonnes per year. The majority of Zimbabwean wattle is exported to South Africa and other countries in the region.