How They Grow
- Chestnuts are the fruit of the European chestnut tree (Castanea sativa Miller), while large size, more prized varieties are called marrons.
- Chestnut trees can be centuries old and grow to over 30 meters in height. They prefer deep, light and fresh soil, rich in nutrients such as phosphorus and potassium.
- Chestnuts are hand harvested in the traditional staggered way, once the fruit is ripe.
- Chestnuts are useful against anemia, constipation, and nervous and physical exhaustion.
- Chestnuts lack vitamin C, but are rich in vitamins B1, B2, PP1 and minerals: potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and chlorine.
- They have a revitalizing effect.
- Contrary to walnuts and hazelnuts, chestnuts are very low in fat and calories.
- They are perfect against chronic fatigue and lack of physical and mental energy.
|165 kcal/100g||1,7 g/100g||0 mg/100g||395 mg/100g|
Keep chestnuts in the refrigerator to prevent them from drying out.
Rinse and pat dry before freezing them with their skin, and they will keep for up to 1 year.
Where they grow
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