Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) serve as National Flower of India and has great significance in Indian culture and religion. I love the Indian Lotus for it's three folded properties. Firstly lotus has an attractive and large beautiful flower, secondly It's roots (rhizomes) are edible, which are used as vegetable, thirdly it's seeds or nuts which are also edible, are roasted or candied for eating directly, however are also eaten raw. The seeds can also be made into a paste, which is used for producing sauces and decorating and filling cakes. Other parts of the lotus pants including leaves, stems and seeds heads are also used for different purposes.
Indian Lotus-National Flower of India