Description: Water Chestnuts are a staple in Chinese cuisine. It is not a member of the nut family but an aquatic vegetable. It resembles a chestnut in colour and shape, hence the name. They are sold fresh and canned.
Commonly used in: Stir-fries and dumplings
Health benefit: Water chestnuts are used in Chinese and aboriginal medicines. It is used to treat cough and measles, among other illnesses.