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General Produce

Lotus Root

Lotus Root
Common Packs:

10- and 44-lb. packs.

Receiving Inspecting:

Roots should be firm with consistent color. Avoid rubbery roots or ones with soft spots.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 32-34° F/0-1° C
  • 90-98% relative humidity
14 to 21 days.

Dark spots on skin, darker overall color, and mold may indicate decay caused by age, or from inconsistent temperature during storage.

Usage Ideas:

  • Mix thinly sliced lotus root, cucumbers, and ahi tuna; mix with mayonnaise and wasabi.
  • Bake lacey lotus root slices until crisp; garnish sushi platters, stir-fries, and upscale Asian entrées.