LOTUS SEEDS/NELUMBINIS SEMEN (elumbo nucifera) is an aquatic perennial with large showy flowers.
The lotus flower produces edible seeds, which you can eat cooked or raw. Lotus seeds are valued for nutritional and healing properties in medicine, and are used in many recipes as well as herbal formulas. The origins of Hung Yen,Lotus Seeds are Dong Thap, An Giang, Vinh Long, Can Tho province,ect ..
In India, lotus is considered a sacred plant and is revered by Hindus as the some deities like Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Ganga are portrayed standing or sitting on lotus flowers.The sacred lotus has deep religious meaning to Hindus and Buddhists, to whom the lotus flower symbolises beauty, purity and divinity. In Hinduism the sacred lotus represents the sun, and is associated with mother goddesses as a symbol of fertility.
National flower of Vietnam – Lotus, a symbol of divine beauty
To the Vietnamese, lotus is known as an exquisite flower, symbolizes the purity, serenity, commitment and optimism of the future as it is the flower which grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty.Lotus flowers are beautiful in both appearance and smell. The color of lotus flowers usually are pink, red, white, blue and purple, each color has different meaning but they all have pleasant smell and people simply love them at first sight.
You can come up with in the lotus fields at Dong Thap Muoi of the Mekong Delta to experience great of Lotus – National flower of Vietnam
The lotus seeds are collected from August to September. After the skins of the seeds have been removed, the seeds are dried in the sun.The seeds are harvested once the flowers reach full maturity with properly ripe seed heads. Seeds harvested at this stage are called“brown peel seeds” after they are dried. Sometimes, seeds are collected from green seed heads with the seeds being almost completely matured.These seeds are commercially known as “white seeds” in their dried form.
Lotus Seed Benefits
Lotus seeds also known as convenient snack that contains protein with calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron and potassium. The antioxidants are useful to slow the aging process and help to fight inflammation. Chinese medicine use benefit of lotus seeds to treat heart problem and kidneys. These medicine also has ability to calm, address insomnia and diarrhea. In one ounce of raw lotus seeds contain a low-fat and non-cholesterol snack. They offer on healthy by its sugar-free, and improve sluggish appetites as well.
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