Water Chestnuts – ELEOCHARIS dulcis – grows in many parts of India, SE Asia, New Guinea, Northern Australia and Polynesia. Some varieties are not sweet and are grown for starch and pig food etc. The native Australian variety is small but quite sweet and it is one of the main foods of the six and a half million Magpie Geese in the Northern Territory. Logs of the explorer Leichhardt not that “it was the tastiest native food offered to him by the Aboriginals”. The variety we supply comes from China where it is know as ‘Hon Mati’, it is superior in size and sweetness.