Gobō (牛蒡, ごぼう), or burdock root, is a good source of many valuable nutrients known to have antioxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.
Gobō is actually quite long… like 20 – 28 inches (50 – 70 cm) and weighs 5 oz (150 gram).
This root vegetable is often used in Japanese cooking like Kinpira Gobo, consisting of sautéed gobo and carrot, and many of simmered dishes like Chikuzenni.
Recipes Using Gobo
Gobo and Miso Takikomi Gohan
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