No. 1 Lotus seed cultivation and picking
Lotus seed comes from the fruit of the lotus flower
The lotus flower is obtained through cultivation of lotus root
Although the lotus seed species itself has reproductive ability
But it is easy to cause variation in species
Therefore, lotus root cultivation does not use lotus seeds as seeds.
Instead, use the original species lotus root to reproduce asexually
so this original species lotus root is called 藕种
Time for growing lotus roots
The south is spring, February and March
The north is generally March and April
The method of planting is directly embedding the prepared lotus root into the lotus field
Picking fresh green lotus seedpod, lotus seeds can be immediate consumption after peeling , or further processing to make "Handmade White Lotus seed"
If you wait until the lotus seedpod become mature and black, the shell of lotus seeds will become black and very hard, This is the iron lotus seed, also called the shell lotus seeds or stone lotus seeds.
No. 2 Lotus seeds processing
1. Handmade white lotus seed processing
2. Red lotus seed processing
3. gringing white lotus seed processing
Red lotus seeds use mechanical methods to grind the outer layer of red skin and turn it into white lotus seeds. This white lotus seeds is different from the hand-made white lotus seeds production method. It is obtained by the red lotus seeds by grinding , so it is called grinding white lotus seed, but also because it does not remove the lotus seed core inside, so it is also called grinding core white lotus seed.
After removing the bitter lotus seed core by machine , grinding core lotus seed is called the grinding coreless lotus seed.