Do you know why do Chinese prepare Chinese water chestnut recipes? According to traditional Chinese medicine, this ingredient is known for its richness in vitamin E, C, Carotene, dietary fiber and protein. For these nutrients, the Chinese prepare easy water chestnut recipes frequently in their homes. It is known for the presence of trace elements like magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and calcium. In turn, the Chinese use it for the prevention of infectious diseases and also to improve health. The sweet and nutty flavor of this ingredient also motivates the Chinese to prepare the best water chestnut recipes in their homes.
When you buy tinned water chestnut to prepare water chestnut home recipes, you will have to first rinse the water chestnuts. Then, you will have to soak it in a cup of water with a spoon of baking soda. This move will help with getting rid of the tinny flavor from the water chestnut. Now, wash once and remove the top and bottom layer and also the skin from the water chestnut before slicing. Now, you can add it to your water chestnut recipes. But, you should first cook it. You can cook it in boiling water and it will take around 10-15 minutes to cook.