Burdock root is a underground tuber of greater burdock plant that found its use as a vegetable and medicinal herb. It features in a variety of Asian style cooking. In general, it is used as a side dish, soups and as appetizer. Also, it easily mingles with carrots, onions, parsnips, mushrooms, etc.
Burdock root is typically available year-round, with a peak season in the summer through the fall.