Naomi Lisney (@naomi_in_london)

A water caltrop - also known as water chestnut, buffalo nut, bat nut, devil pod, ling nut, and singhara, amongst other names. Apparently the reason water caltrops are eaten as part of the Chinese Mid Autumn festivities (apart from the fact that this is the season for them) is that the Chinese for bat 🦇has the sound 'fu' in it, which is the word for luck. #watercaltrop #buffalonut #batnut #devilpod #lingnut #singhara #菱角 #chinesetradition #midautumnfestival #蝙蝠

Odd Folks (@stuff_duck_company)

A while back, I came across a pair of pods, devil pods, as some call them. They were given to me from a friend of my children's father. I loved them, but I stashed them away, to never see the light of day till just recent, when I unearthed them. So, tonight, I made the first of my Odd Devil Folk. The more I look at him, the more he grows on me. Hahaha!!! Devil Folk WIP made from water caltrop pods, aka Devil pods or nuts, water chestnut, buffalo nut, bat nut, ling nut, lin kok, ling kio nut, and singhara.

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#waterchestnut #buffalonut #batnut #lingnut #linkok #lingkionut #singhara.

Antho Frenchman in North UK (@antho6__6)

#china #chinesefood #chinese #waterchestnuts #funny #horn #black #longhorns #snack #snacks #buffalonut #batnut #devilpod #lingnut #linkok #lingkionut #shingara #watercaltrop

First time I saw that and tried, funny shape like a longhorn, taste like chestnut but different, not bad I have to say :) , had that after diner like snacks.
Who knows that stuff ? Someone tried before?

VIMOKSHA SHIVOM❤️💐🙏JAI HIND 🇮🇳 (@parisinghrajput)

#SINGARA #WATERCHESTNUT #Fruit
The #watercaltrop is any of three extant species of the genus #Trapa : Trapa natans , T. bicornis and the endangered Trapa rossica. It is also known as water #chestnut#buffalonut#batnut#devilpod#pod , #lingnut , lin kok, ling kio nut , or #singhara .
In India, water chestnut is called Singhara, and in Bangladesh , it is called #Paniphal .
The species are floating annual #aquaticplant , growing in slow-moving water up to 5 m deep, native to warm temperate parts of #Eurasia and #Africa . They bear ornately shaped #fruits , which in the case of T. bicornisresemble the head of a bull or the silhouetteof a flying bat. Each fruit contains a single very large, starchy seed. T. natans and T. bicornis have been cultivated in China and the #india#Indian subcontinent for at least 3,000 years for the edible seeds.
Some of the #health #benefits of singhara or Indian water chestnut (#Trapabispinosa) are:

It is #cooling and is an ideal aid to counter summer heat.The juice of water chestnut relieves the feeling of #nausea and also improves the #appetite in kids.It relieves swellings and cleanses the blood.They are used along with #coriander , rice, noodles, ginger, sesame oil and bamboo shoots, etc. and give the taste of #crunchy and crispy . In Thailand, it is the important component of famous Thai desert ‘tabtim krob’. In the developed countries, it is used along with bacon strips as an hors d’oeuvre and mix with drinks in Indonesia. They are used in many forms such as powder, juice, cake, flour, sliced, #fried, eaten #raw and #steamed .

ⓝⓤⓢⓡⓐⓣ ⓙⓐⓗⓐⓝ (@niizhum)

Eating Panifal (Water Caltrop)! Also known as Water Chestnut/ Buffalo Nut/ Singhara! My favorite! 😊
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#panifal #fruitnut #watercaltrop #waterchestnut #buffalonut #batnut #devilpod #lingnut #linkok #singhara #bengalifruit

Either/OR (@eitherorcafe)

Last week to try our Devils Nog coffee mocktail that's featured in the October issue of @pomomagazine! This last batch we made has a more prominent persimmon flavor since they are finally in season. The base of the drink is made using cold brew and a scary looking caltrop called Devils Pod to give it egg nog like depth without actually using eggs, so you can order it vegan. Remember, our mocktails are part of our "for here" drinks only menu because part of the experience is taking your time to enjoy this wonderful affordable luxury we all love called coffee. #devilsnog #portlandmonthly #coffeemocktail #drycoffeecocktail #devilspod #batnut #lingnut #hailsatan #666 #halloweendrinks #witchcraft #satanlovescoffee

Mandy LY (@dittoling)

Mid autumn moon festive snack!!! These are #菱角 and in english it is called water caltrop, devils nuts or the aptly named LING NUT. Lol. Inside has white dry crumbly nutty flesh. . .
Looks evil but quite delicious .
#midautumnfest #中秋節 #lingnut #evilbutdelicious

Maigen Ng (@shianhygge)

Life Lesson! If you all ever go into a Chinese market during the Mid-Autumn Festival time, you will see this. It is not a super edgy pendant, it is a nut. The water caltrop. You can boil it to eat, but not many people eat it. #culture #chineseculture #devilpod #watercaltrop #foodawareness #lingnut

Yekaterina Odintsova (@katodin)

Face of the devil. At least in China it's considered good luck #china #nature #lingnut #delivpod

Yekaterina Odintsova (@katodin)

Nature is just fascinating! The Devil Pod, considered to be a lucky food in China #delivpod #lingnut #chinatown #nature
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