Lotus root is the edible rhizome of the lotus plant. It is commonly used eaten as a cooked vegetable in Asian culture. Lotus root is crunchy with a mild and nutty flavor similar to salsify or chestnut. Unlike most other vegetables, lotus root retains its texture when cooked so it is important to cut it into the proper size before cooking. These lotus roots are cleaned, cut, and ready to be cooked in your favorite dishes from soups to tempura.