This highly intimidating-looking plant is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Bamboos can grow up to one meter in 24 hours! But these handsome trees aren’t just good-looking. They are strong, durable, and full of medicinal properties. Bamboo shoots, which are a part of several cuisines and are even pickled, are filled with fiber and potassium. If you aren’t impressed yet, Bamboo was the only plant to have survived the atomic radiation during the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

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