Fermented bamboo shoot not only has extended shelf life but fermentation also enhances the safety of foods using the natural microflora and their antibacterial compounds. Fermented bamboo contains antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory qualities that reduce the risk of numerous long-term illnesses like heart disease. As long as you keep it airtight, this packet of bamboo shoot should last for a year easily. Besides, bamboo shoot only gets better with age as the fermentation process continues and its pungent aroma and flavour increases. With no preservatives, this taste of the bamboo shoot is as authentic as it can get. Never again be deprived of this classic Northeastern flavour.