castagna d'acqua

/kah-STAH'nyah DAH-kwah/
[Italian] plural castagne d'acqua

Water chestnut. The corm of a type of a water grass or sedge. Water chestnuts are used in Thai and Chinese cookery to add crunch and are also used to make desserts and drinks elsewhere in South East Asia. They are available fresh or tinned and can be used raw or cooked. They retain their shape well during cooking.

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