Vegan spreads with lotus seeds
Anyone who has traveled to Southeast Asia, China or Japan knows the white or pink blossoming lotus of temples and palaces. However, only a few in our latitudes are aware that these exotic aquatic plants are edible from the root to the seed. With a bit of luck, you can also get stuffed or fried lotus roots in good, authentic Chinese restaurants. But lotus leaves, stems, blossoms and especially the nutrient-rich lotus seeds have so far been more than unusual on European menus.
Nelumbo nucifera, the scientific name of the Indian lotus flower, is not only popular as a delicate ingredient in Asian cuisine, but is also valued for its high-quality ingredients. For example, lotus seeds contain essential vitamins from the B group (B1, B2 and B6, niacin, pantothenic acid), as well as vitamins A and C.
In addition, lotus seeds are excellent suppliers of manganese and iron, as well as being rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. Antioxidants, phytochemicals, high-quality proteins and fiber complete the picture.
No wonder, then, that lotus seeds are now increasingly traded as the new superfood. You can buy dried lotus seeds online, but the lotus seeds are very time-consuming to prepare. All the better that we are now making enjoying these seeds very easy with a new product line based around the valuable seeds of the lotus plant!
For those who love exotic spreads or dips, Lotao is launching a trio of vegan spreads with crushed lotus seeds.
The vegan lotus spreads are available ready-to-eat in three flavors. Crushed lotus seeds combined with delicious vegetables and spices make the spreads a nutritious, colorful feast for the eyes at dinner.
Red lentils, carrots and crushed lotus seeds, refined with mustard seed, ginger and curry spice in the spread " Lentil Lotus " bring a touch of India to the plate. The lotus seeds, on the other hand, present themselves as hearty German in the company of beetroot, horseradish, vinegar and mustard seed in the " Beetroot Lotus ". The third spread “ Lotus Tomato ” could be titled “Lotus meets Mediterranean”. Tomatoes, peppers and carrots form the perfect setting for the crushed lotus seeds.
The three hearty lotus spreads are available in practical 140 gram screw-top jars. This makes transport, portioning and storage very easy. Because not only for dinner, but also as a basis for a light snack in the office, Lotaos lotus spreads cut a fine figure in every respect. With quickly prepared vegetable sticks such as celery, carrots, cucumber or paprika, the lotus spread becomes a healthy snack for the lunch break that is guaranteed not to be a burden.