What is a Lotus Root?
- Lotus root is widely grown throughout Asia. It’s the root of the water lily plant which grows up to 4 feet long and resemble a chain of 6-10” long sausage links. The links are hard with a smooth outer surface and a very porous inside. It is delicately sweet and crunchy, and adds a decorative flare to a dish.
How to Eat
- In Chinese cuisine, lotus is steamed, stir-fried, braised and used in soups. In Japan, it is used for tempura. The root needs to be peeled before cooking.
- Has soothing properties to aid digestion and soothe stomachs.
How to Choose
- Choose roots that are firm and free of bruises.
How to Store
- Refrigerate uncut up to 2 weeks.