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Future 50 Foods

Lotus root

 

These roots of the delicately beautiful lotus flower are incredibly resilient and have long been treasured for their fabled medicinal properties, probably due largely to their high vitamin C count.

With a crunchy texture and a tangy, slightly sweet taste, lotus roots are a great addition to most dishes where vegetables can be added and are commonly used in Asian stir-fries, but can also be deep-fried, braised or pickled.

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