Arctium lappa

Synonym(s):
Lappa major, Arctium majus

Uses

China: roots and leaves eaten. It may be eaten raw. France: starch of root recommended for extending bread flour, after removal of bitter element.

Additional Information

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L.
Misc:
Chemical composition: Protein = 3.5%. Fat = 1.8%. Carbohydrate = 19.4%. Ash = 8.7%. Root is mucilaginous and contains a small amount of volatile oil.

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