What is Burdock Root (Gobo=ごぼう)~Main Nutrients&Health benefits~

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We Japanese use several types of vegetable for cooking. There are many vegetables we often eat but other countries’ people don’t. One of vegetables I always miss is the burdock root (ごぼう=Gobo) when I travel outside of Japan. It has rich nutrients and it’s good for your health. You may want to make a habit of eating it after reading this article.

Burdock Root (Gobo=ごぼう)

Main Nutrients (100g=3.5 ounce)

  • Kalium: 320mg
  • Calcium: 46mg
  • food fiber: 5.7g

Health benefits

  • Relief from constipation
  • Reduction of swelling (edema)
  • Prevention of some diseases such as arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, and bowel cancer.
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Good for beautiful skin
  • Boosts energy

Cuisines using burdock root

Kinpira Gobo (Kinpira Burdock)

Kinpira is a Japanese cooking style to cook and simmer root vegetables. Burdock root is a representative ingredient of the style. We are introducing how to cook it on this site. So jump to the link if you want to try it.

>>>>go to the recipe of Kinpira Gobo

kinpira-gobo- burdock

 

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