Lotus seeds are used commonly in Japanese desserts. They are very versatile, they can be roasted, they can be boiled and had with accompaniments.
The radical seeking property of lotus seeds benefits us as it can reduce the risk of several diseases. Lotus seeds unlike a lot of other seeds have a high concentration vitamins and minerals and less fat and sodium. This makes it especially good for people with diabetes or obesity.
Lotus seeds are also called as foxnuts and Makhana.