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April 4, 2024

Lotus is widely cultivated in the Asian continent (mainly China) as one of the important economically important crops for its rhizome and seeds. In the last decade, seeds from lotus seeds have emerged as one of the important sources of major nutrients and phytochemical compounds.

Lotus seed possesses many important components that could be processed further in food product formulations and other applications. Exploring new sources as a functional ingredient for value-added food product development claims enhanced nutritional and functional properties of products. Flour and starch are important ingredients in the food industry. To formulate new products, flours and starches with specific characteristics must impart functionally desirable properties. In bakery products, wheat flour is used as the basic raw material. However, research has now shifted to partial or full replacement of wheat flour with other substitutes that are both nutrient-rich and health-benefiting in nature.