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are burdock and salsify the same? pasnip or parsley root?

asked by brandon over 3 years ago
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Dsc00426
added over 3 years ago

burdock root is not the same as salsify, parsnip, or parsley root (if i understand your question correctly).

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added over 3 years ago

i saw what i confidently thought was salsify at the store today, but was labeled burdock root so i started second guessing myself due to inexperience with either. i know burdock isn't the same as parsley root or parsnips. but are parsnips the same as parsley root?

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added over 3 years ago

Parsley root and Parsnips look similar, but they're not the same. Are you after a similar flavor or just curious? Please clarify further. And BTW, at my local market, what I KNOW to be cilantro has organic *bunched beets* on the tag.

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boulangere

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added over 3 years ago

At a greenmarket in CT, I asked where the scallions were. A clerk said, "Uh, we're out of them." As I was walking away, he asked a co-worker, "What are scallions?"

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boulangere

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added over 3 years ago

And no, parsnips and parsley root are not the same anything.

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ChefJune

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added over 3 years ago

I don't know enough about salsify and burdock root to say anything, but parsnip and parsley root are NOT the same thing. Parsnip is a cousin to turnip (not rutabaga) and parsley root is... well, it's the root of the parsley (and it's indispensible for chicken soup)!

Scan0004
added over 3 years ago

So now that you have burdock, look for Japanese recipes -- also called gobo.
http://www.wisegeek.com...
Also Wikipedia -- check food and medicine uses.

Dsc00426
added over 3 years ago

sorry i misunderstood the original question, brandon!