The Lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera - Kamal Kakdi) is a freshwater plant that has been grown in Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean for over 5000 years. China and Japan classify the lotus as a vegetable and regularly eat the roots, called rhizomes, as well as its stems and leaves. Petals are used to spice dishes and to make teas. The seeds are prepared in many ways for eating or healing applications.
Lotus seeds also known as a convenient snack (similar to popcorn) that contains protein, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, and potassium. The antioxidants are useful to slow the aging process and help to fight inflammation. Chinese medicine use benefit of lotus seeds to treat heart problem and kidneys. It is believed to have the ability to address insomnia and diarrhea. In one ounce of raw lotus seeds contain a low-fat and non-cholesterol snack.