Lotus root

Lotus rootlets are often pickled with rice vinegar, sugar, chili and/or garlic. It has a crunchy texture with sweet-tangy flavours. In Asian cuisine, it is popular with salad, prawns, sesame oil and/or coriander leaves.
Lotus roots have been found to be rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, copper, and manganese, while very low in saturated fat.

Selection and storage
Lotus root (renkon) harvest begins by August and last until fall. Traditionally, farmers sink knee-deep ponds and feel for the rhizome using their toes, which are then dug out by hand.
Southeastern region of China and Lake Kasumigaura in Ibaraki prefecture in Japan is known for renkon production.

From the distance, lotus rhizomes appear as big size bananas arranged in sausage pattern. While buying, look for clean, firm roots with smooth unblemished skin.
Fresh roots are readily available year-round in major cities in the US. One can also buy sliced, canned, and freeze-dried roots in the supermarkets or Japanese or other Asian stores.

Once at home, place the roots in cool, dark place away from humidity for 3-4 days. Uncut rhizomes can stay fresh for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Type: lotus pod
Style: dried
Colour :  brown
S size : 4 -6.5 cm 
M size : 7- 9 cm 
L size : 9.5 cm up
Technique : dried by sun
Packing : as buyer's request

Type: lotus root
Style: fresh
Color : milk white
Maturity : 100%
Standard : top grade
Weigh : > 600g
Packing : 20kg/carton
   or as buyer's request

Type: lotus root
Style: frozen - IQF
Colour : white
Grade : A
Shape  : whole or sliced
L size : diameter: 6 - 7cm, thickness: 7 - 9mm
M size : diameter: 5 - 6cm, thickness: 7 - 9mm
S size : diameter: 4 - 5cm, thickness:7 - 9mm
Weight : >600g
Storage : at normal temperature, preserved from 4-6 days. 
    at cool temperature (3-5 degrees C) is 15-20 days.
Packing : 20kg/carton
    or as buyer's request
Be cleaned carefully, vacuum packed, high quality.

Type: lotus root
Style: pickled in jars
Salt : 1.8 – 2.5%
Acid acetic : 0.35 - 0.45%
Brix : 5.5-6.5%
Drained weight : 52-55% 
Packing : or as buyer's request


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