Lotus Root

Lotus roots are derived from the lotus plant that are planted in the soil of a pond or river bottom. They are a popular vegetable throughout southern and eastern Asia and are slowly making their way to the west. They have a crunchy texture with sweet-tangy flavors. Lotus roots have been found to be rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, copper, and manganese, while very low in saturated fat. In Asia they are believed to have various medicinal qualities.

Lotus-root Chips
Lotus-root Chips Serving Size: 2-4Calories per serving: 25Fat per serving: 2.4gms Give a unique twist to your starchy potato fries by substituting them with crunchy lotus roots and adding some spice to the mix. Lotus roots don’t have much flavor, just like potatoes and are crunchy, juicy and slightly sweet. Best of all they look Continue Reading
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