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Lo Bok

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Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA, Mexico

Lo Bok is a large Asian vegetable belonging to the same family as Daikon , a radish which often accompanies Asian dishes.

The origin of this radish can be traced back to ancient China. A variety of Daikon, Lo Bok is crisp and juicy, with a sweet flavor and light colored skin.

Shaped like a small football, Lo Bok ranges in length from 6 to 15 inches and can average 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

Used pickled or raw, Lo Bok is also served as a condiment and can be grated and made into a heavy pudding called Lo Baak Gor.

When selecting Melissa’s Lo Bok, look for well-formed, similarly shaped pieces. Lo Bok should be smooth, hard and free of soft spots or sprouts. Refrigerate, unwashed in a plastic bag for up to 10 days.

Lo Bok should be scrubbed with a brush under running water prior to use. Peel before using or grate with a sharp metal grater. Use raw in salads, as a garnish, or throw in a stir-fry.