Lotus root questions

mosaica
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Hello!

I bought this bag of lotus root just before Christmas, and I have no idea how long it lasts. I'd tried buying fresh lotus root, but around here I'd only found really beat up, bruised, shriveled ones, so I reckoned I'd try this. However, I'm wondering how long it keeps!

I've posted pictures of the front & back of the bag here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mosaica/

Any ideas most welcome :-)

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maki
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Re: Lotus root questions

I don't see a sell by date, but they look ok. You will want to blanch them briefly after you've taken them out of the bag and drained them, before you use them in stir fries, salads etc. (FWIW they seem to be packaged for the Korean market, since all the explanation parts are in Korean, but they also say 'renkon' (Japanese for lotus root) on them in Japanese on the front, have the standard U.S. nutrition label, and are made in China! International lotus roots.:))

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mosaica
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Re: Lotus root questions

Thank you for helping me! They really do have an international provenance ;-)

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New 'Name That Food' flickr group

On a semi-whim (I've actually had this idea knocking about in my brain for a while) I've made a flickr group for this kind of question, called Name That Food!

rmbaker77
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Re: Lotus root questions

I've never heard of lotus root before. what does it taste like?

maki
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Re: Lotus root questions

You may find this useful - How to cook lotus root :)

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