Water Chestnut - Chinese Water Chestnuts
Roland Sliced Water Chestnuts are the edible tubers of a water plant indigenous to Southeast Asia. Water chestnuts are generally the size of a nickel approximately 1/8 inch thick. They have a firm crunchy white texture and a hint of sweetness. Sliced Water Chestnuts are a basic vegetable ingredient for a wide range of Asian dishes. They are fully cooked, just need to be heated and added to your preferred dish.
Chinese water chestnuts (eleocharis dulcis) are white with a mild sweet flavor and a crunchy texture similar to apples. When fresh they are similar to chestnuts, but they are not nuts. Water chestnuts are considered a tuber. The waterchestnut grows underwater in mud and it looks like a small tulip bulb.