Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lotus Root

Lotus root can be used as a vegetable in soups, deep-fried, stir-fried, and braised dishes and the roots are also used in traditional Asian herbal medicine. It can also all be eaten raw, but there is a risk of parasite transmission, it is therefore recommended that they be cooked before eating.

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.

Homemade lotus roots soup with peanuts