United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  11254, Lotus root, raw
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Scientific Name:  Nelumbo nucifera
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.84   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.78   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 21%   Refuse Description:   Skins and ends of lobes
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
slices (2-1/2" dia) 81 g

root (9-1/2" long) 115 g
Proximates Water g 79.10 2 -- 64.07 90.97
Proximates Energy kcal 74 -- -- 60 85
Proximates Energy kJ 311 -- -- 252 358
Proximates Protein g 2.60 1 -- 2.11 2.99
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.10 1 -- 0.08 0.12
Proximates Ash g 0.97 -- -- 0.79 1.12
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 17.23 -- -- 13.96 19.81
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 4.9 -- -- 4.0 5.6
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 45 1 -- 36 52
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 1.16 2 -- 0.94 1.33
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 23 2 -- 19 26
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 100 1 -- 81 115
Minerals Potassium, K mg 556 2 -- 450 639
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 40 2 -- 32 46
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.39 -- -- 0.32 0.45
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.257 -- -- 0.208 0.296
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.261 -- -- 0.211 0.300
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.7 -- -- 0.6 0.8
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 44.0 1 -- 35.6 50.6
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.160 1 -- 0.130 0.184
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.220 1 -- 0.178 0.253
Vitamins Niacin mg 0.400 1 -- 0.324 0.460
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.377 -- -- 0.305 0.434
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.258 -- -- 0.209 0.297
Vitamins Folate, total µg 13 -- -- 11 15
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 13 -- -- 11 15
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 13 -- -- 11 15
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.030 -- -- 0.024 0.034
Lipids 14:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.028 -- -- 0.023 0.032
Lipids 18:0 g 0.001 -- -- 0.001 0.001
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.020 -- -- 0.016 0.023
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.002 -- -- 0.002 0.002
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.014 -- -- 0.011 0.016
Lipids 20:1 g 0.002 -- -- 0.002 0.002
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.020 -- -- 0.016 0.023
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.014 -- -- 0.011 0.016
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.006 -- -- 0.005 0.007
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.020 4 -- 0.016 0.023
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.051 3 -- 0.041 0.059
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.054 3 -- 0.044 0.062
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.069 3 -- 0.056 0.079
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.094 4 -- 0.076 0.108
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.022 4 -- 0.018 0.025
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.022 2 -- 0.018 0.025
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.047 3 -- 0.038 0.054
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.029 2 -- 0.023 0.033
Amino Acids Valine g 0.055 3 -- 0.045 0.063
Amino Acids Arginine g 0.088 2 -- 0.071 0.101
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.038 2 -- 0.031 0.044
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.054 2 -- 0.044 0.062
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 0.369 2 -- 0.299 0.424
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 0.139 2 -- 0.113 0.160
Amino Acids Glycine g 0.156 2 -- 0.126 0.179
Amino Acids Proline g 0.136 2 -- 0.110 0.156
Amino Acids Serine g 0.060 2 -- 0.049 0.069
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Flavones Luteolin 1 mg 0.4 1 -- 0.3 0.4
Flavonols Kaempferol 1 mg 0.8 1 -- 0.6 0.9
Flavonols Myricetin 1 mg 0.6 1 -- 0.5 0.7
Flavonols Quercetin 1 mg 0.4 1 -- 0.4 0.5
Langual Code(s)

  • A0152 VEGETABLE OR VEGETABLE PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1281 1100 VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1216 LOTUS
  • C0240 ROOT, TUBER OR BULB, WITHOUT PEEL
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION