Botanical Name: Arctium lappa
Origin: Bulgaria or China
This root is high in chromium, iron, magnesium, silicon, and thiamine. Carbohydrates predominate in burdock and the remaining carbohydrates are mucilage, with various monosaccharides, and starch. The carbohydrates are responsible for the demulcent effects of burdock and add viscous fiber to the diet. One cup boiled and drained burdock root has 110 calories. It provides 2.6 g protein, 0.2 g fat, 26.4 g carbohydrates, 62 mg calcium and .0 mg iron.