Burdock

Burdock

Burdock

Chinese name:牛蒡

Burdock (niúbàng) is native to China and is mainly wild. It was introduced to Japan around 940 AD and was cultivated into a fine variety. The Japanese now regard burdock as a high-end vegetable with excellent nutrition and health value. With its unique aroma and pure taste, burdock is popular in Japan and Korea, popular in Southeast Asia, and has attracted the attention of people of insight in Western Europe and the United States. It is comparable to ginseng and has the reputation of “Orient Ginseng”. In addition, the meaning of burdock in anime means that when a person is weak, burdock can be used to describe others. The classic quotation dictionary of a certain dead heavy metal comic “Jenny’s boyfriend is a burdock man”.

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