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
- 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 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.