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Lotus root is actually a rhizome of the lotus plant. This rhizome grows in sections that when cut reveal multiple holes – cross-sections of chambers within each section. Lotus root oxidizes and turns dark after it has been cut, so cut pieces should be soaked in water. Adding a little vinegar to the water will make lotus root look a bit whiter after it has been cooked.

Text by Kitchen Nippon

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