ASIAN TASTE WATERCHESTNUT WHOLE 20OZ Resembling a chestnut, although its shape is more symmetrical, the water chestnut is the underwater corm of a variety of water grass. A papery skin in shades of brown peels away to reveal a densely textured, white nut, slightly sweet and crisp to the tooth. The greatest appeal is that water chestnuts retain their texture when cooked. Featured in savoury as well as sweet dishes throughout China and South East Asia. Even when canned, the texture is not dramatically altered. Canned water chestnuts are readily available and widely used.