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Nelumbo nucifera

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23 Comments

KatCuff
KatCuff 12 years ago

Very nice series!

Christiane
Christiane 12 years ago

AshishNimkar.. They are my favorite flowers! I wish I had them in my dam.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Christiane, they are in my heart, as they are our national flower...Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures..!!

Christiane
Christiane 12 years ago

SheaEckert.. It was really good!! And thanks SusanEllison..

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 12 years ago

beautifully presented...gorgeous! I like the third shot the best!

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 12 years ago

Oooooh! My mouth is watering!

Christiane
Christiane 12 years ago

Last Night a friend cooked Palak Makhana – Puffed Lotus Seeds in Spinach Gravy. and caramelised Lotus Root.. Soo GOOD!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Thanks Christine..
I still remember in my childhood saw people go underwater to find seeds. But that Lotus not belong to Nelumbo.

Christiane
Christiane 13 years ago

AshishNimkar, you were partly right... I have seen the rhizomes of the lotus at the temples in North India and they are under water!

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 13 years ago

Mmm!! I love curry!!

Christiane
Christiane 13 years ago

In India, the rhizomes, seeds, leaves and flowers are eaten to some extent. The rhizomes are roasted or dried and sliced. They are used in curry, soups or fried as chips. They are also pickled or can be frozen and used as an ingredient in pre-cooked foods, and a kind of thickening powder may be prepared from the fleshy rhizomes.
The fruits are sold in Indian markets for the edible seeds embedded in it. The seeds are removed of their outer covering and embryo, which is intensely bitter. They are sweet and tasty and may be eaten raw, roasted, boiled, candied or ground into flour.
Young leaves, leaf stalks and flowers of lotus are eaten as vegetables in India. Its seeds are roasted to make puffs called 'makhanas'.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Yes Mitch I checked they are not ready green seeds pods. In Nelumbo they come out of water. My statement must be wrong about they locate under water.

MitchRay
MitchRay 13 years ago

Weird. That definitely looks like one of the seed pods from our water lotus here in the states. They are apparently very good to eat (taste nutty) but can give one terrible gas

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Actually these are not seeds. Seeds at below under water. Seeds has black shell and white core. Seeds are very much edible. Flex of Lotus seeds are commonly used in Holly offering food in India as "Prasadam" in North Indian Temples.

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 13 years ago

Really? Do they taste good?

Christiane
Christiane 13 years ago

Thanks...You can eat them as well..

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 13 years ago

I've never seen them in the seed form... Sweet!

Christiane
Christiane 13 years ago

AshishNimkar.. thank you and I am happy to share beautiful photos..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Great shot...from heart of Indians...Thanks Christine for sharing...

Christiane
Christiane 13 years ago

Thank you Sally...

Sally Chuang
Sally Chuang 13 years ago

wow...so beautiful..

Christiane
Christiane 13 years ago

This is a LOTUS..

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 13 years ago

Good seed pod picture. I have a soft spot for Lotus flowers!

Christiane
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Valdor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Spotted on May 12, 2009
Submitted on May 12, 2011

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