Since the Mooncake festival is coming. I am thinking of making Mooncakes with some dried lotus seeds I bought a year ago. Could they still be safe to eat?
Since bacteria and other pathogens can't really grow where there is no water, dried seeds and other dried items will remain safe to eat for quite a while. However, how tasty they will be depends on the quality of the seeds and how they were stored. Seeds can go stale and lose flavor over time, or the fats in them can become rancid. You can try tasting one to be sure you'd still want to eat them before making a larger recipe.