Bihar is a Northeast Indian state which shares a northern border with Nepal. Laying vast and open at the feet of the Nepalese mountain ranges, this is the birthplace of Buddhism and was once the educational hub of India.
The misconception between the Water Lily Plant and the Lotus flower is something that has confused lovers of Makhana across the world.
Makhana, popped water lily seed, has been the primary offering to Goddesses during festivals in the Mithila region, which includes Bihar and Nepal, for centuries.
Makhana has been the secret ancient superfood held in the heart of the Prickly Water Lily Plant for thousands of years – now being rediscovered by ZENKO as Water Lily Pops.