Herbal Information for White Lotus Seeds
Common Name: Lotus Seed
Botanical name: Nelumbinis nucifera semen
Channels/Meridians: Heart, Kidney, Spleen
Pin Yin Name: Lian Zi Bai
Other Names: White Peeled Lotus Seeds, White Lotus Seed
Other Ingredients: None, nothing added to this product
Package Size: One Pound (1 lb)
Form: Seeds, mostly whole
Dosage: Follow your doctor's instruction on how to use this herb.
Brand: Nuherbs Organics
Cautions: Do not use while pregnant or nursing.
Lotus seeds are one of the ingredients in Martha Stewart's recipe "Pumpkin Soup with Lotus Seed".
- Nourish the Heart
- Calm the Spirit
- Tonify the Kidneys
- Tonify the Spleen
- Stabilize the Jing
Product Properties: Sweet, astringent, neutral
Lotus Seeds and their nutritional benefits
Nutritional components of Lotus Seeds:
- Vitamins B, C, A and E.
Lotus seeds are packed with nutritional elements which make them an excellent choice for a healthy diet. It has a high content of protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins including vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E along with essential minerals like potassium and sodium.
Lotus seed has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and provide a wide range of beneficial properties.
The seeds offer numerous advantages for human health:
- Promoting normal weight control
- Managing blood sugar levels
- Supporting nervous system
- Astringent properties. This helps in eradicating toxins and wastes from the system.
The alkaloid compounds actually slow down acute reactions and
neutralize the toxic effects of other foods and lubricates and nourish the body.
- Effective in resolving fire imbalance
- Inherently have a low glycemic index
- Aid in maintaining glucose content in the bloodstream
- High in magnesium and folate which support cardiovascular and circulatory aliments
- Contribute to stabilizing blood pressure levels in the body
- Supports sexual health.
Lotus seed nutritional benefits
Lotus seeds, also known as "makom" or "bengal gram," are a popular food item in Asia and are believed
to have various health benefits. Some of the benefits of consuming lotus seeds include:
Rich in nutrients: Lotus seeds are a good source of protein, fiber, potassium, phosphorus, and other essential minerals and vitamins.
Good for digestion: The fiber content in lotus seeds can help promote regular bowel movements and relieve constipation.
May improve heart health: The potassium and magnesium in lotus seeds may help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
May help control blood sugar levels: Lotus seeds may help regulate blood sugar levels, which can be beneficial for people with diabetes.
May improve sleep: Some traditional medicine practitioners believe that lotus seeds can promote better sleep due to its amino acid content.
It is important to note that more research is needed to confirm the health benefits of lotus seeds.
And as for the people who has kidney problem, it is better to avoid lotus seed.
How To Incorporate Lotus Seeds Into Your Diet
Lotus Seeds are low in calorie. Ground, roasted seeds can be used as a coffee substitute.
Like other dicotyledons plant seeds, Lotus Seeds are free from gluten protein. Which can be safely used in
gluten-free food preparations as a healthy alternative in patients with a wheat gluten allergy.
Cooking with lotus seeds can add a unique and nutritious element to various dishes. Here are some common methods for cooking with lotus seeds:
Boiling: One of the simplest ways to cook lotus seeds is by boiling them. Start by soaking the lotus seeds in water for a few hours or overnight to soften them. Then, drain the water and transfer the seeds to a pot. Add fresh water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20-30 minutes until the lotus seeds become tender. Once cooked, they can be added to soups, stews, or used as an ingredient in other recipes.
Stir-Frying: Lotus seeds can also be stir-fried to enhance their flavor and texture. Begin by boiling the lotus seeds as mentioned above to partially cook them. Drain the water and set aside. Heat some oil in a pan or wok over medium heat. Add the lotus seeds and stir-fry for a few minutes until they turn slightly golden. You can add other vegetables, such as carrots, peas, or mushrooms, to create a flavorful stir-fry dish. Season with soy sauce, salt, or other desired seasonings.
Baking or Roasting: Roasting or baking lotus seeds can bring out a crunchy texture and nutty flavor. Preheat your oven to around 325°F (163°C). Spread the soaked and drained lotus seeds evenly on a baking sheet. Place them in the oven and bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them to avoid burning. Once roasted, they can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or used as toppings for salads, desserts, or cereals.
Desserts and Sweet Treats: Lotus seeds are commonly used in Asian desserts and sweet dishes. They can be added to rice puddings, congee, or sweet soups. After boiling or soaking the lotus seeds, you can sweeten them by adding sugar, honey, or other sweeteners of your choice. Combine them with ingredients like coconut milk, jujubes, dried longan, or other fruits to create delightful and comforting desserts.
Remember to adjust the cooking time and method based on the recipe you're following or the specific dish you want to prepare. Lotus seeds have a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, making them versatile for both savory and sweet preparations. Enjoy experimenting with different cooking techniques and incorporating lotus seeds into your favorite dishes.
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