azgardens.com offers the largest selection of assorted Lotus tubers in the USA! We typically have availablity year-round, unlike anyone else. Many New Varieties of Assorted Lotus Tubers this year.
Our lotus are generally shipped as tubers or tuber starts. During peak lotus season we ship plants that are already with many leaves and some blooms! The tuber is the most important part of the plant as this is the lifeline where it all begins.
Compare our prices to our competitors that sell their lotus from $49 to $79 each!
DID YOU KNOW? Lotus seeds also known as lotus nuts come from the flower pod of the Lotus or Nelumbo genus. The seeds are of great importance to East Asian cuisine and are used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine and also used in Chinese desserts. The seeds are most commonly sold in the shelled and dried form if you can find them, however, fresh lotus seeds are much more desireable but are relatively uncommon in the marketplace. They are sometimes sold as a raw snack. Raw lotus seeds are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, and are a good source of protein, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese. In India, the dried seeds are called “Makkhane” in Hindi , and they are used to make makkhane ki kheer (a type of milk pudding). In Manipur, the North-East Indian state, lotus seeds are locally known as thamchet and are eaten raw. Lotus seeds are also very common in the northern part of Colombia, especially in cities like Barranquilla and Cartagena. Local refer to lotus seeds as “martillo.” Fresh lotus seeds are sold in street markets and are generally eaten raw by the locals. Lotus seeds are also sold as snacks called “Pesteh Daryayi” or “Pistachios of the Sea” in Anzali, Iran.
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