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Lanling of Shandong: A Multitude of Flavors and Products Featuring Burdock

LINYI, China
In a burdock processing workshop located in Lanling County, Linyi, Shandong Province, workers were sifting and sorting the burdock.

Burdock tea, burdock noodles, burdock snacks, burdock capsules, burdock liquor… The "2023 China (Lanling) Burdock Food Culture Festival", held in Lanling County from September 23 to 24, offered a diverse range of burdock products that left consumers amazed and spoilt for choice, according to the News Office of the People's Government of Lanling County.

Burdock possesses various medicinal values and remarkable health benefits, including its rejuvenating and longevity properties. As the "hometown of vegetables in China" and the "hometown of burdock in China", Lanling County boasts a vast burdock cultivation area of 100,000 mu. Each burdock plant offers a diverse range of products. By leveraging the development of a series of burdock-based products and agricultural tourism projects, Lanling County has expanded its market channels. This cultural festival has transformed burdock into a delectable delight for everyone to savor.

During the cultural festival, 100 renowned chefs from various parts of Shandong Province showcased a grand burdock feast featuring Lanling's finest specialty ingredient. The delectable array of dishes captivated everyone's taste buds. The combination of Linyi fried chicken and Lanling burdock, known as "Burdock Chicken", became an irresistible delicacy that people eagerly lined up to savor. Lanling's distinctive local ingredients, including Lanling burdock, Cangshan garlic, and Great Wall chili, were artfully incorporated to create a delightful fusion of flavors that delighted all.

Being the primary hub for burdock products, Zhuangwu Town in Lanling County has seen the establishment of over 100 burdock processing enterprises. This flourishing industry has had a significant impact, providing employment and income opportunities for over 200,000 individuals engaged in the burdock cultivation, processing, and transportation sectors.

Source: News Office of the People's Government of Lanling County