Where Water Chestnuts Grow and What It Takes To Grow Them
Chinese food just wouldn’t be the same without water chestnuts. They add delectably sweet crunch to countless recipes. But they aren't chestnuts at all. They’re corms, the short, swollen underground stems of tropical water-loving sedge. Their cellular structure keeps the corms crunchy after cooking or even canning. We take a closer look at wild and cultivated water chestnuts.