Phool Makhana/Lotus Seeds are soaked in water overnight prior to use. They can then be added directly to soups and congee or used in other dishes. Fresh lotus seeds are sold in the seed heads of the plant and eaten by breaking the individual seeds out of the cone-shaped head and removing the rubbery shell. When cooked in clear soups, lotus seeds are believed to "clear heat" and be particularly nutritious and restorative to one's health. Lotus seed/Phool Makhana is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and are a good source of protein, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese. Phool Makhana Assure is the good quality lotus seed exclusively brought to you by urdoorstep.com, processed and packed in hygienic conditions.