Frieda's Specialty Produce - Water Chestnuts


What is a Water Chestnut?

  • Fresh Water Chestnuts are cultivated throughout China and more recently in the U.S. They are sweet and refreshing with a crunchy texture similar to Jicama. Water Chestnuts are corms — underwater bulbs that grow stems or sprouts.

How to Eat

  • Rinse and peel or pare away outer skin. Boil or steam for use in soups, salads, stews, and stir-frys or slice on salads.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of fiber.

How to Choose

  • Choose hard nuts with a slight sheen.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate in water up to 2 weeks.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of China and U.S.A


Steamed Garden Vegetable Medley

Steamed Garden Vegetable Medley Ingredients: 2 cups broccoli florets 1 cup Frieda’s Baby Carrots or regular carrots One pound package Chop Suey Vegetables ½ cup Frieda’s  Fresh Waterchestnuts, peeled and sliced, or canned sliced waterchestnuts, drained 2 tablespoons butter or … Continue reading

Chinese Long Bean and Black Radish Stir-Fry with Seafood

Chinese Long Bean and Black Radish Stir-Fry with Seafood Ingredients 1/2 pound medium shrimp 1 cup Chinese long beans 1 to 2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil for stir-frying 1/2 cup sliced fresh water chestnuts or drained, canned water … Continue reading

Water Chestnut Fruit Salad

Water Chestnut Fruit Salad Ingredients: 1 papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1 Frieda’s Asian Pear (may substitute regular apple or pear) 2 cups fresh fruit (such as strawberries, peaches, pineapples, kiwifruit, honeydew, cantaloupe, or   mandarin oranges), … Continue reading

Basic Filled Eggrolls

Basic Filled Eggrolls Ingredients 1 one-pound package Frieda’s Eggroll Wrappers 2 tablespoons water Desired filling [see below] Peanut oil or salad oil for deep frying Chicken Filling: (Makes enough for 12-14 egg rolls) 1 teaspoon corn starch 1 teaspoon  soy … Continue reading

Chicken and Vegetable Won Tons

Chicken and Vegetable Won Tons Ingredients: Filling: 1 cup finely chopped, cooked chicken breast 1 cup finely chopped vegetables (mushrooms, bean sprouts, carrots, etc.) 1/2 cup Fresh Waterchestnuts, peeled and chopped or canned, drained, chopped waterchestnuts 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce … Continue reading

Shrimp and Crab Wontons

Shrimp and Crab Wontons Ingredients: 1 small can tiny shrimp, rinsed and drained 1 small can crabmeat, drained and rinsed One 6-ounce package Frieda’s® Waterchestnuts peeled and finely chopped 2 green onions, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

Broccoli and Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Broccoli and Cauliflower Stir-Fry Ingredients: 1/4 pound broccoli 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup cauliflower, Colored Cauliflower, or Baby Colored Cauliflower 1 3-ounce package Water Chestnuts 1/2 cup thin sliced carrots 1/2 teaspoon finely grated Fresh Ginger Root 2 … Continue reading

Chinese Chicken Salad in Won Ton Cups

Chinese Chicken Salad in Won Ton Cups Ingredients: Won Ton Cups: 16 Frieda’s Fiesta Won Ton Wrappers Vegetable oil Salad: 2 1/2 cups shredded Napa (Chinese) cabbage or romaine lettuce 11/2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey 1/2 cup bean … Continue reading

Gai Lan with Ginger and Lime

Gai Lan with Ginger and Lime Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil 8 ounce Frieda’s Gai Lan, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces 1 3-ounce package Frieda’s Water chestnuts, peeled and chopped 1/3 cup sliced almonds 1 tablespoon Frieda’s Fresh … Continue reading

Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas

Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas Ingredients: ½ pound (8 ounce) Frieda’s Sugar Snap Peas, stringed 2-3 Frieda’s Fresh Water Chestnuts, peeled and sliced (or half of 8 oz can) 1 ½ tablespoons cooking oil 2 tablespoons Frieda’s Shallots, finely chopped ½ … Continue reading

Asian Dumpling Soup

Asian Dumpling Soup Ingredients: Dumplings 1/2 pound ground pork or lamb 1 cup Bok Choy, Baby Bok Choy, or fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped 1 tablespoon dry sherry 1 tablespoon Fresh … Continue reading

Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry

Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fresh bean sprouts 1/2 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and sliced 12 fresh Snow Peas or Purple Snow Peas, trimmed and stringed 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup … Continue reading

Ginger Beef Potstickers

Ginger Beef Potstickers Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped Frieda’s Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy or green cabbage 1/2 pound ground beef, pork, or lamb 3 green onions, minced 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot 1/4 cup Frieda’s Fresh Water Chestnuts, peeled and … Continue reading