Are Lotus flowers edible?

Indian Lotus Flowers (Nelumbo nucifera) are edible, being widely used in tea and cuisine. White Lotus (Nymphaea lotus) flowers, on the other hand, are often considered poisonous and only the rhizomes (roots) are eaten. Blue Lotus (Nymphea caerulea) is also considered poisonous but is widely consumed for medicinal purposes. What does Lotus flower taste like? …

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