Lotus Root

The Lotus Root is an ivory colored vegetable that has ten air pockets inside that, when crosscut, resemble snowflakes. Chefs like to make a lacy garnish of lotus roots, but there's a lot more to them than their appearance. Low in calories, high in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, the lotus root has a sweet mild flavor. Prepare these vegetables as you would potatoes - bake, boil, roast, or even fry. To store, keep lotus roots refrigerated and use within five days for optimum taste and texture.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 81 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 60
  • Calories from fat: 1
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 32mg
  • Total Carbs: 14g
    • Fiber: 4g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 2.1g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 59%
  • Calcium: 4%
  • Iron: 5%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round, sporadically

Also Known As

  • Lilly root
  • Ling gaw

Store around 32-34° F, keep cold.

  • Nelumbo nucifera

Recipes

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