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Lotus Root The lotus root is the root of the water lily. It is grown underwater. The leaves, roots, and seeds are all edible from the lotus root. Commonly, it is found in Asian Cooking. The lotus root is also known as Hasu, and Renkon. The lotus root is grown underwater. It is up to 4 inches wide. It looks like a solid link chain. The skin is reddish brown that must be peeled before eating. The flesh is creamy white. It has numerous cavities which contain oval seeds.
Morels Morels mushrooms (Morchella esculenta) are wild mushrooms appear in late spring, in orchards and woods, under hedgerows or on open wasteland. In the United States, they are found in the Midwest Northern states, such as Michigan and Wisconsin. They are available for a short time in the spring- and grow naturally in the wild. The mushrooms, about 1-3 inches across, have a distinctive appearance. The head is oval to conical, yellowish-brown in color in color, and d