28 April 2011

Lotus seed head

I totally forgot I made these pictures for my blog. They were so beautiful I wanted to share with you.
Meet the fresh lotus seed head. In Asia they are sold in bunches of 2-3 depending on how big the head is.

Most people know the dried lotus seeds and use them in desserts or soups. I even saw dried lotus seed heads in flower arrangements. The fresh seeds are a different story.
If you have the chance you should try them. They are handy packed, easy to take with you and make a great snack.
The goodies are packed in a sponge like package. To get to the seeds you simple have to crack the head open and pop the seed out.
Peel the light green outer layer.
Then peel the white inner layer, break the seed in two and remove the bitter tasting germ. Eventhough it looks very tasty don't eat it. I tryed and had to spit it right out.
Take your time to peel every one of them. Nibble on the seeds. They are crunchy and slightly sweet.
Eat it all before someone else does! As you can see there are still some seeds left. Those are the seeds that still needed some more developing time.


  1. Cool! I have never seen or heard of eating this before. Thanks for sharing!

  2. neat thank you for sharing

  3. WOW! I had never seen one! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. You're all welcome! Try it if you have the chance.


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