Nutritional composition, physiological functions and processing of lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) seeds: a review

  title={Nutritional composition, physiological functions and processing of lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) seeds: a review},
  author={Yi Zhang and Xu Lu and Shao-xiao Zeng and Xuhui Huang and Zebin Guo and Yafeng Zheng and Yuting Tian and Baodong Zheng},
  journal={Phytochemistry Reviews},
Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. has a relatively wide geographical distribution and biological diversity; various lotus parts have excellent food and medicinal values. Lotus seeds, which are currently the oldest known plant seeds, contain many functional ingredients. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and are often added to foods as ingredients or supplements. Many naturally occurring ingredients isolated from lotus seeds are certified to be multiple functional compounds, such as polyphenols, protein… 

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