A zubinki is a thorny vegetable grown on Taurican farms where fields of the plant can be found. The zubinki looks like a skinny cactus poking out of the ground with a rounded top and thorns sticking out from all sides. They can grow up to the average human's waist. When harvesting zubinki, harvesters must wear thick clothing to avoid cutting themselves on the vegetable's sharp thorns.
Once the zubinki is harvested, the outsides are shaved off to reveal the soft white inside which is the edible part. It can be eaten raw or cooked. Raw zubinki is often eaten in salads or just on its own while cooked zubinki is often used for warm meals such as soup. Mashed zubinki is a popular side for cooked meals.