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WATER CHESTNUTS/ CHINESE



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SCIENTIFIC NAME: ELEOCHARIS DULCIS



General Description:

The edible tuber of a water plant indigenous to Southeast Asia. The water chestnut's brownish-black skin resembles that of a true chestnut, but its flesh is white, crunchy and juicy. The flavor is bland with a hint of sweetness. Water chestnuts are very popular in Asian cooking, especially in STIR-FRIED dishes where their crunchy texture is a standout. Water chestnuts are available fresh in most Chinese markets. Choose those that are firm with no sign of shriveling. Refrigerate, tightly wrapped in a plastic bag, for up to a week. Peel before using raw or in cooked preparations. Water chestnuts are also available canned - either whole or sliced - in most supermarkets, but the fresh are far superior.

BLOOD TYPE DIET VALUES

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BLOOD TYPE A

Secretor:
NEUTRAL

Non Secretor:
NEUTRAL

    BLOOD TYPE B:

    Secretor:
    NEUTRAL

    Non Secretor:
    NEUTRAL


      BLOOD TYPE AB:

      Secretor:
      NEUTRAL

      Non Secretor:
      NEUTRAL


        BLOOD TYPE O

        Secretor:
        NEUTRAL

        Non Secretor:
        NEUTRAL



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          SPECIAL NOTE:

            GENETIC MODIFICATIONNo data on this food.
            PESTICIDESNo data on this food.
            CONTAMINATIONNo data on this food.
            IRRADIATIONNo data on this food.
            ANTIOXIDANTSNo data on this food.
            ALLERGENS This food is believed to be high in the enzyme chitinase. Chitinase enzymes, related to plant defense, are involved in in cross-reaction between food allergy and natural rubber latex allergy.
            GLYCEMIC INDEXNo data on this food.


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