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Calories in Water Chestnuts126Cal 100g
20 Cal 16g(1item medium)
Diet Friendliness
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Nutritional Value
Noteworthy NutrientsCopper,Folate
Water chestnuts or kuwai are sprouts that look like lucky charms. They are largely used in foods eaten during the Japanese New Year's celebration in Japan. Canned water chestnuts can be used as a substitute for raw water chestnuts. It can be used to make bacon wrapped water chestnuts.



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Water Chestnuts

Additional Facts for Water Chestnuts

Diet Friendliness
Appetite Satisfaction
Nutritional Value
Water Content65 (%)
Refuse20 (%)

Nutrition facts for Water Chestnuts (1item medium 16g)

Nutrition info displayed such as percent meal value and PFC balance scales are based on a 1800 calorie diet for women between ages 18 and 29 years old weighing around 112 pounds and daily nutritional requirements.

【Calories and Macronutrient Composition】

(Percent Meal Value)

Energy20 Cal536~751Cal
Protein1.01g (4.04 Cal)15~34g
Fat0.02g (0.18 Cal)13~20g
Carbohydrate4.26g (17.04 Cal)75~105g

【PFC Balance】

The calories in Water Chestnuts per 16g(1item medium) is 20 calories. Water Chestnuts is calculated to be 126Cal per 100 grams making 80Cal equivalent to 63.49g with 4.26g of mostly carbohydrates、1.01g of protein、0.02g of fat in 16g while being rich in vitamins and minerals such as Copper and Folate.

Vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and sodium content for 16g (1item medium) of Water Chestnuts


(Percent Meal Value)

Vitamin E Alpha Tocopherol0.48mg2.2mg
Vitamin K0.16μg17μg
Vitamin B10.02mg0.32mg
Vitamin B20.01mg0.36mg
Vitamin B60.05mg0.35mg
Pantothenic Acid0.12mg1.5mg
Vitamin C0.32mg33mg


(Percent Meal Value)



(Percent Meal Value)

Total Dietary Fiber0.38g5.7g~

Fatty acid composition in 16g (1item medium) of Water Chestnuts

Fatty acids found in Water Chestnuts are either to low to display a value or unknown

Amino acid composition in 16g (1item medium) of Water Chestnuts

Amino acids found in Water Chestnuts are either to low to display a value or unknown

*Note that do to rounding some nutrient values are shown as not contained in some cases.

*Calculated assuming a 1800 calorie diet of a normal women age 18 to 29 around 112 pounds weight.

*The exact vitamin and mineral content may depend on the method of cooking preparation, transportation method, and processed used for long term storage, collectively.

*Calculated calorie results may vary within a margin of several calories.

12 ways to Burn 20Cal

Water Chestnuts:Aerobic exercise duration required to burn 20 calories per 16g (1item medium)

  • Walking8min
  • Jogging5min
  • Cycling / Biking / Spinning3min
  • Jumping Rope3min
  • Stretching9min
  • Climbing Steps3min
  • Vacuuming7min
  • Cleaning Bath Tub6min
  • Water Walking6min
  • Swimming3min
  • Aerobics4min
  • Boxercising4min

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