Lotus root

lotus root

Lotus root

Chinese name:藕带

The lotus root is the young rhizome of the lotus, which is composed of an internode at the top of the rhizome and an apical bud. The lotus root and lotus root are homologous organs. When the conditions are right, the lotus root will become a lotus root after being enlarged (so, to be precise, the lotus root is an enlarged rhizome). People in Hubei like to eat lotus root . In fact, there was a habit of eating lotus root in ancient times. For example, the “lotus root vegetables” recorded in “Compendium of Materia Medica” is the so-called lotus root nowadays.

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