2. Clean Burdock Root
When it comes to cleaning the burdock root, there are a few steps that must be followed to ensure that now you’ve managed to choose some fresh burdock root, you’re giving it the respect it deserves by preparing it properly.
Firstly, you need to scrape the burdock root with the rough edge of a knife, this is particularly important for the freshest ingredients, as they can be almost as firm as a sweet potato. Secondly, it is important to continue the cleaning process by using a damp cloth and cold water, to remove any dirt or bacteria which may have accumulated on the burdock root. When cooking with fresh fruit and vegetables, one of the main tasks that anyone should perform is the washing of the ingredients, and so this step shouldn’t seem like too much of a chore. It isn’t as quick as your usual hot drink preparation, but we’ve moved past that now.
If you’re still having difficulty making the transition from convenience to this longer form of preparation, get yourself a cup of your other favorite hot drink to see you through the next couple of steps in the preparation process.