As the winter starts in India, one can observe innumerable hawkers with Singhara or water chestnut on the roadsides. The market is also flooded with this aquatic vegetable. The crispy and crunchy features of it are mouth watering. Due to its low price value and on the other hand of higher nutritional facts, more or less all the people like to purchase it. I also like to bring it for myself as well as for my family members. I relish its crunchy and crispy aspects.Water chestnut is an aquatic vegetable, native of Asian continent and generally grown in muddy or marshy area of the land. It is having the shape of tube and its stems are without leaves. The edible part of the vegetable is the corms, which is whitish in colour. Often, they are eaten raw. They are also used after slightly boiled. They are used to make flour and cake (water chestnut cake). Singhara is rich in carbohydrate, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are crispy and crunchy.
# Rich in potassium
It has enough amount of potassium, which helps to counter the effect of sodium and good for lowering blood pressure as well as for your heart. 5 raw water chestnuts have 5% of daily recommended of your potassium intake.
# Alleviate nausea
the drinking of water chestnut juice is helpful in easing out of nausea. Singhara juice is good for jaundice.
# Lowers cardiac risks
It helps to lowers down the level of cholesterol and discourages the absorption of carbohydrate. 100 grams of it contains 2 g of fiber.
# Good for sound sleep
The presence of Vitamin B-6 is good for sleeping as well as alleviating your mood. It produces neurotransmitters that are effective for your mood and sleep.
Good for measles: Boiled water of water chestnuts is good for measles patients.
# Good for thyroid gland
Due to the presence of iodine, it is effective in the proper functioning of thyroid gland.
# Hair growth
It has sufficient amount of potassium. It is also having vitamins B and E. All these nutrients are good for healthy hair.
# Control loose motions
It has cooling effects and acts like as coolant.
The presence of anti-oxidants like poly-phenols and flavonoids , it acts as anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer and anti-fungal.
# Good for fetal growth
During pregnancy, it is helpful in the growth and development of fetal.