‘Salada Musume’ BURDOCK
Burdock root has been revered for centuries as both food and medicine, and is a premier liver tonic in many cultures. As food it may be best known for the traditional Japanese dish Kinpira Gobo, stir-fried with carrots into sweet earthy slivers. As a world-class weed, its seed burrs were the model for the invention of Velcro. Fortunately burdock is biennial, its roots ready to harvest before seeds form. Salada Musume has another advantage – 12-16” roots, much shorter than burdock’s usual 3-footers, which are practically impossible to dig up.