Lotus root is dirt-white cylindrical shaped vegetable that belongs to family Nelumbonaceae. It is grown in pond or river. Botanical name for Lotus root is Nelumbo nucifera and in Hindi it is famous as Kanwal Kakkdi. This vegetable is very convenient to cook and tastes mildy bitter and crispy. It can also be taken raw.
Root of Lotus is very healthy food. Dietary consumption of this vegetable provides various health imports. Seeds of this vegetable help providing energy to the body and regulate digestive system. It prevents human body from respiratory diseases and saves lungs from infections and diseases.