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Definition: In the culinary arts, burdock is a crisp root vegetable with an off-white colored flesh and mild flavor. Burdock is related to artichokes, as they are both a member of the thistle family.

Burdock flowers can also be eaten, and taste similar to artichokes. Burdock leaves are sometimes used as an herb.

Burdock is popular in Japanese cuisine, where it is referred to as Gobo.
Also Known As:
  • Greater burdock
  • Edible burdock
  • Lappa burdock
  • Gobo
  • Bardana
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