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The sacred lotus of India and China, Nelumbium nuciferum syn. Nelumbo nucifera, a water plant whose rhizomes and seeds are eaten. A 100‐g portion of the rhizome is a rich source of vitamin C, and supplies 50 kcal (210 kJ).

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