Burdock in Japanese Supermarkets

I’ve grown burdock in my garden, originally mainly as a root vegetable, since the 80s  when Japanese varieties such as Takinogawa Long and Watanabe Early began to appear in vegetable seed catalogues in the UK. In japan, it’s an important root crop that is available in all supermarkets both as fresh roots and in various processed products (also fermented):
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