Lotus root

Lotus root is the underwater edible rhizome of the lotus plant. The root is similar in shape to a long squash and may reach up to a length of 1-2 meters. Its peel is reddish brown and the interior is white and has many holes. The lotus root, renkon in Japanese, has a texture is slightly crunchy, and mildly sweet. Since centuries, the lotus rhizome has held high esteem in oriental regions, especially in Chinese and Japanese cultures. Almost all the parts of the plant: roots, young flower stalks, raw or cooked, have found application in oriental cuisines. Lotus root is one of low calorie root ..

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