After they are peeled, the lotuses are dried in the sun and packaged.
“In the north, only Hung Yen people specialize (make a living) in peeling the lotus seeds. Each kilogram of fresh lotus seeds after peeling and removing the plumule will lose 500 grams in weight,” said Nguyen Kim Lien, a distributor of lotus seeds.
“The finished fresh lotus seeds will have a whitish color. To preserve it for a long time, just wrap them up in paper and put it in the fridge to eat gradually,” she added.