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Water Chestnuts

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About This Food

Description

Water chestnuts are native to China and widely cultivated in paddy fields in southern China and parts of the Philippines.

The small, rounded corms have a crispy white flesh and can be eaten raw, slightly boiled, grilled, pickled, or tinned. They can also be ground into a flour form used for making water chestnut cake, which is common in dim sum cuisine.

Water chestnuts are unusual as they remain crisp even after being cooked or canned. They do this because their cell walls are cross-linked and strengthened by certain phenolic compounds.

 

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  • Paleo Diet (Light)
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  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)waterchestnuts

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Calories: 27

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.03 g
Saturated Fat
0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
3 g
ALA
3 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
6.7 g
Net Carbohydrate
5.86 g
Sugars
1.34 g
Fiber
0.84 g
Protein
0.39 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
1.12 mg
2%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.34 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.09 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.08 mg
0%
Folate
4.48 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.28 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.06 mg
4%
Thiamin
0.04 mg
3%
Choline
10.14 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
3.08 mg
0%
Copper
0.09 mg
4%
Iron
0.02 mg
0%
Magnesium
6.16 mg
2%
Manganese
0.09 mg
4%
Phosphorous
17.64 mg
2%
Potassium
163.52 mg
5%
Selenium
0.2 mcg
0%
Sodium
3.92 mg
0%
Zinc
0.14 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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