Water Chestnuts

The Chinese water chestnut or water chestnut, is a grass-like flowering plant, native to Asia (China, Japan, India, Philippines, etc.) as well as  Australia, tropical Africa, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is grown in many countries for its edible bulbus stem. 

Water chestnuts are used as vegetables in numerous Asian dishes and broths and are readily available in tinned form in most supermarkets.

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