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Water Chestnut

The water chestnut is not actually a nut but a water vegetable and is used raw or boiled for its crunchy texture and slightly sweet-nutty flavor. The water chestnut is added to salads and stir-fry for its crunchy texture and the best substitutes are Water Caltrop, Chinese Artichoke, and Lotus Root.

Alternative Names

Horse's Hoof, Matai, Waternut

Category

Water Vegetable

Origin

Asia

Flavor

Mild, Nutty, Sweet-Slightly

Texture

Crunchy, Starchy

Prep Methods

Finishing, Soak/Steep

Cooking Method

As Is, Sauté

Uses

see categorized dishes

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