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Health Benefits:

Aids in weight loss
Anti-inflammatory
Detoxifying effects
Fights free radicals
Increases immunity
May reduce nausea

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1/2 cup, slices; Calories: 60; Fat: 0.1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 9mg; Carbs: 15g; Fiber: 1.9g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 0.9g; Potassium: 10% DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 4%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 0%DV

Did You Know?

  • Water chestnuts aren’t actually nuts but an aquatic vegetable
  • Drinking water chestnut juice has been touted as a way to alleviate nausea, relieve suffering from jaundice, and detoxify the body from impurities
  • Nutritionally, water chestnuts provide 10% each of the daily recommended value in vitamin B6, potassium, copper, riboflavin, and manganese, and with an array of smaller amounts of other vitamins and minerals

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • In Stir Fry
  • Juiced
  • Boiled

Farming Trivia:

  • Water chestnuts are formally known as "Chinese water chestnuts"
  • Water chestnuts have been used as a cough elixir and for easing patients with measles

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.