Water Chestnut

Despite its name, the water chestnut is not a nut, but an aquatic vegetable that grows in under muddy wetlands. Known for its cylinder, leafless green stems that grow up to 5 feet, the water chestnut is a grassy-looking sedge cultivated for its edible corms whose crispy white flesh can be eaten raw, slightly boiled, grilled, pickled or tinned. They remain a popular ingredient in Chinese cuisine.

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