Lotus Seed Head – Shanghai, China

Did you know the seeds from the lotus seed head were edible? I love learning new things and this certainly was new! While researching for this post I found a great article written by Joel Savage from The Reading Cottage (<– click to read the article).

An excerpt from Joel’s article: Lotus seeds also contain a powerful anti-aging enzyme which researchers are now trying to add to various anti-ageing products and cosmetics. The dried seed heads are sold for decorative purposes across the world. These seeds are commonly used in dried flower arranging.

 

The street vendor was selling the seed heads for only 3 RMB a piece. That's the equivalent of $.50

The street vendor was selling the seed heads for only 3 RMB a piece. That’s the equivalent of $.50

 

The article states there are anti-ageing properties in the seed’s. Guess what I’ll be learning  Ito eat and incorporate into food? Yup, you guessed it, ha!

Have you ever tried Lotus seeds and did you like them?

3 thoughts on “Lotus Seed Head – Shanghai, China

    • I plan to buy some next time I’m in Shanghai and would like to do a followup post. I’m a big chicken when it comes to trying new foods but I’m willing to try it. Stay tuned…. have a great evening!

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