The Lotus Root is an ivory colored vegetable that has ten air pockets inside that, when crosscut, resemble snowflakes. Chefs like to make a lacy garnish of lotus roots, but there’s a lot more to them than their appearance. Low in calories, high in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, the lotus root has a sweet mild flavor. Prepare these vegetables as you would potatoes – bake, boil, roast, or even fry. To store, keep lotus roots refrigerated and use within five days for optimum taste and texture.