Also known as Burdock, a good substitute for this item is Salsify. On average, there are 5-6 pieces per pound. Best stored in a cold, damp environment between 32-34 degrees F. Wash and peel then slice into soups, stews, or combine with other vegetables for an exciting sauté. Its flavor is reminiscent of artichoke and sunchoke. Peel and drop into lightly salted and acidulated water to preserve its milky-white color, until ready to use.