August 14, 2017

Lotus Seed

Ryūhon-ji Temple, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
立本寺(京都市上京区七本松通仁和寺街道上る)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Lotus seeds or lotus nuts are the seeds of plants in the genus Nelumbo, particularly the species Nelumbo nucifera. The seeds are of great importance to East Asian cuisine and are used extensively in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine and in Chinese/Indian desserts. The seeds are most commonly sold in the shelled and dried form. Fresh lotus seeds are relatively uncommon in the market except in areas of lotus root and seed production (such as Upper and Central Sindh of Pakistan), where they are sometimes sold as a raw snack commonly called "Dodee". Raw lotus seeds are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and are a good source of protein, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese. (Read more...)

1 comment:

  1. é muito interessante , não conhecia esta semente , nem seu uso.
    grande abraço.
    :o)
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