Have you heard of the bean of India?
I bet yes!!! It's the beautiful flower of Hindus and Buddhists, also called nelumbo nucifera simply called lotus. See, you know it!
This plant is not only a rare beauty but it's also great for us in the kitchen.
The seeds, the young leaves and the roots are edible. The big leaves are great for wraping food.
Did you know you can pickle the roots in chili, sugar and vinegar? I never tried but I'm very curious. Have you tried? If yes, tell me how it is.
The seeds you can eat row or you can pop them like popcorn. I really want to try that one day.
Have you ever tried lotus tea? It's amazing. A green tea very popular in Vietnam.
I hope it's not all that you htink about the lotus coz' it's history goes way deeper than tea and beauty.
It has been a divine symbol in asian cultures. It represants sexual purity.
Goddess Sarasvati is presented on a white lotus.
Lakshmi is standing on a pink lotus. The goddess of wealth, wisdom. and light, beauty, courage and luck.
The bean of India, the lotus represents eternity, it's a symbol of life, fertility and it's the beauty of the eye.
It is the God's favourite flower.
In Yoga we find the lotus position for meditation as main posture. The head is high and the body adopts a cross-legged seated position. It symbolises the reaching above, and pure knowledge, while being rooted in the material world.
What is your favourite flower?