From leaves to flowers, and seeds, every part of the lotus is edible. Interestingly, one of the gems amongst all the bounteous ingredients that lotus consists of, is its fibrous stem also known as lotus roots. With no strong dominating flavour, this veggie adapts the taste elements of the original delicacy it is cooked in tandem with. If stand-alone it tastes like a sweet potato or coconut. Here are the 5 amazing benefits of lotus stem.