Crunchy water chestnuts are not actually nuts at all, but rather vegetables. Rich in fiber and potassium, water chestnuts add a lot of texture to your meals, yet hardly any fat. You can obtain the same type of healthy flavonoid antioxidants that you find in dark chocolate and red wine from eating low calorie water chestnuts.*
You can find water chestnuts in canned and fresh varieties. Just ½ cup of water chestnuts will provide you with 10% of your recommended vitamin B6 value, as well as copper and riboflavin.
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