Lotus Root which is popular because of its low fat content is also quite nutritious. Like any other vegetable, the number of calories in Lotus Root varies based on whether it is raw or cooked and also on its method of preparation.
A raw lotus root slice of around 2.5 inches diameter weighing about 3 oz contains 6 calories. The total fat content in it is 0.1 gram consisting totally of saturated fat content. It contains 1.4 grams of carbohydrate content, 0.4 gram of dietary fiber content, 0.2 gram of protein content, 3.6 mg of calcium content, 3 mg of sodium and 45 mg of potassium. It also contains various other essential minerals and vitamins.
An average sized slice of cooked Lotus Root contains 5.8 calories out of which as less as 0.056 calories are obtained from fat. The remaining calories come from carbohydrates and proteins. The total fat content in an equal sized cooked Lotus Root is 0.0062 gram, sodium content in it is 24.6 grams, potassium content is 32.1 mg, total carbohydrate content is 1.4 grams, dietary fiber content is 0.27 mg and protein content is 0.14 gram.
One cup of cooked lotus root contains 78.7 calories out of which merely 0.75 calories come from fat. The total fat content in one cup of cooked lotus root is as low as 0.083 gram consisting of 0.25 gram of saturated fat content and 0.17 gram each of polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat content. An equal serving of cooked Lotus Root contains total sodium and potassium content of 331 mg and 244.1 mg respectively. The total carbohydrate content in it is 19.1 grams, dietary fiber content is 3.7 grams and protein content is 1.9 grams. It is rich in vitamin C and contains various other essential vitamins and minerals including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, iron, calcium, copper, phosphorus, selenium and zinc.