Lotus Stem also known as lotus root it is a root vegetable from India and China, used widely in Indian, Chinese and Japanese food. They are the edible parts of the lotus flower which is found under water. It is usually crunchy and is fairly sweet and has a flavor like water chestnut.
Lotus root provides some important nutrients for maintaining a healthy pregnancy, namely folate (vitamin B9). Allergies to almost any food are possible, and lotus root is no exception.
Lotus root is low in calories overall but the majority of calories come from carbohydrates.
Keep lotus roots in the refrigerator until you're ready to use them.