Frieda's Specialty Produce - Gobo Root


What is a Gobo Root?

  • Gobo is Japanese for burdock, which is a hairy taproot that can grow up to 4 feet in length. It originated in China where it was used as a medicine, and was then later introduced to Japan where it became a delicacy. The slender roots have a white flesh with brown covering that is edible after being scrubbed clean. Gobo has a delightful earthy flavor and a crisp texture.

How to Eat

  • Commonly cut in strips for stir-fry. You can also use it as a substitute for cooked carrots. Place scrubbed gobo in water with lemon to prevent discoloring. Sauté with chiles or sesame oil, then lightly season with pepper.

Health Benefits

  • High in antioxidants.

How to Choose

  • Choose young, tender roots.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate in a wet towel, plastic wrapped, up to 7 days.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Taiwan