Just like the lotus flower has a special place in Asia, its edible stem is also very popular among many Asian nations due to its unique taste and the pile of nutrients it possesses. Records believe that the lotus plant is native to Southeast Asia although it has a long history that spans across geographies.
Lotus stem or lotus root is considered a vegetable when it comes to cooking. Since it has come across a diverse set of cultures, and cousins during its long journey as an edible root, Lotus stems is prepared in many creative ways at the present day.
Ingredients and benefits of Lotus stem
Lotus stem or locus root consists of many essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, sugar, sodium, vitamins B and C.
It can bring health benefits as follows: