Lotus Seeds come from the Lotus Plant. They grow in a seed head that looks like the sprinkler on a garden watering can, with 15 to 20 openings, with a seed in each one. The seeds themselves are usually small, round or slightly oval, with a white or off-white colour. They have a sweet, mild flavour. Lotus seeds are popular for their nutritional benefits and healing properties. They are commonly used in Chinese medications and also in various recipes. They are nutritious, low in fat and restorative to one’s health.