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The root of the lotus plant known for its crisp, crunchy texture and is used in simmered and braised dishes.

The lotus flower has long had a symbolic meaning for the beautiful bloom that grows up out of the muddy bottom. The flesh of the lotus root has a crisp, crunchy texture and is used in simmered and braised dishes. Candied lotus root is a traditional gift during the Chinese New Year

Lotus leaves are used as food wrappers for steamed dishes such as Chinese sticky rice, found in dim sum menus. Lotus root starch is a gluten-free starch used in baking 

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