Trapa Natans commonly known as Singhara or Paniphal in India. It grows throughout the East of India. Dried water chestnuts can be ground into flour to make a kind of porridge. Young nuts can be eaten raw with its greenish skin removed. The Singhara shell and core are rich in starch, dietary fiber, essential amino acids, certain types of phenols and minerals and have demonstrated various biological activities, including anticancer and antioxidant properties. Singhara contains several antioxidants that can reduce the risk of multiple chronic diseases and conditions.
Basu, Soma and Hemamalini, A.J.
"Nutritional and Health Benefits of Singhara – A Review Article.,"
International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences: Vol. 12:
4, Article 9.
Available at: https://rescon.jssuni.edu.in/ijhas/vol12/iss4/9