Water chestnuts, canned
They are a popular ingredient in Chinese dishes. In China, they are most often eaten raw, sometimes sweetened. They can also be ground into a flour form used for making water chestnut cake, which is common as part of dim sum cuisine. They are unusual among vegetables for remaining crisp even after being cooked or canned, because their cell walls are cross-linked and strengthened by certain phenolic compounds. This property is shared by other vegetables that remain crisp in this manner, including the tiger nut and lotus root.
Raw water chestnuts are slightly sweet and very crunchy. Boiled water chestnuts have a firm, and slightly crunchy texture, with a flavor that is very mild, slightly nutty in taste, so it is easily overpowered by any seasonings or sauces the water chestnut is served or cooked with. Water chestnut are often combined with bamboo shoots, cilantro, ginger, sesame oil, and snow peas. It is often used in pasta or rice dishes.
Canned water chestnuts Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Canned water chestnuts are 86.42% water, 12.3% carbohydrates, 0.88% protein, and contain negligible fat. If you consume one canned water chestnuts you will get 3.444 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 2.65 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you should include in your daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same a 100 gram reference serving of canned water chestnuts provides 50 calories and is a good source of Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) (12.23% of the Daily Value). This means if your diet contains canned water chestnuts, it helps your body to produce red blood cells (RBCs) and neurotransmitters, maintain metabolism of fats and carbohydrates into monosaccharides, decrease symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (in females) and it is effective against mood disorders like depression, because vitamin B6 is responsible for creating neurotransmitters and regulates emotions through hormones like serotonin and dopamineAlzheimer’s disease with the help of other vitaminsmorning sickness during pregnancy in women. With this they contain a good amount of Copper (11.11% DV).