Fox nuts are lotus flower's seed. It is grown in water and is largely found in India and knows as 'Makhana' here. They are low in cholesterol, fat and sodium. This makes them an ideal snack to satiate those in-between meal hunger pangs. Makhanas are gluten-free, protein rich and high in carbohydrates. They are low in calories, making them an ideal snack for weight loss. The beauty of these seeds is in their versatility. You can roast the seeds or fry them in a little ghee wherein they pop and resemble popcorn. These puffed seeds can be tossed with some black salt and had as a snack.