Chestnuts a Gourmet Healthy Option in Your Menu

I adore roasted nuts because they’re a full source of health, are excellent in cooking as well in desserts, and alone as snack are extremely yummy.
Almonds, pistachios, walnuts, chestnuts, cashews, pecans, peanuts, hazelnuts and many more; this delicious kingdom is practically endless. I can eat them salted, smoked and chocolate covered, are my favorite!
Chestnuts a Gourmet Healthy Option in Your Menu
Speaking about nuts, do you like chestnuts? The big differences of chestnuts with other nuts are the calories. This gourmet food is low in calories, about half than almonds and walnuts.

Chestnuts don’t contain cholesterol, how important when you’re doing healthy eating plans either for a diet or for new nutritious habit in your regular menu.
Additionally one ounce (28 grams) of dried chestnuts can have the equivalent, in vitamin C, of a lemon!

Did I say that chestnuts are gluten-free? They’re perfect in the cases of persons with celiac disease that need gluten-free diets and for vegetarian cuisines as well.
You know the importance of high fiber diets to minimize risks of diabetes and heart diseases. Chestnuts double in fiber to 2 slices of whole wheat bread or a raw apple of medium size.

The origin and zone of production of chestnuts are basically America, Europe and Asia (with Chinese and Japanese species) but today the culinary uses of chestnuts are worldwide.

The chestnuts can be a gourmet – low calorie meal used in the contemporary cuisine with fascinating breads, pancakes, soups and desserts. I crave often the sweetness of the French marron glace, a candied chestnut which can be a permanent temptation. Chestnuts are an authentic dainty winner, don’t you think so?

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21 Responses to Chestnuts a Gourmet Healthy Option in Your Menu

  1. I love chestnuts ever since I have a wonderful chestnut soup at a holiday dinner in London – I've been finding excuses to use them ever since. Thanks for all the wonderful info.

  2. No chestnuts here, but we do get crisp water chestnuts at this time of the year. We eat them in salads ot just like that, & they are delicious!

  3. We love chestnuts anyway (roasted ones are our favourites) but it was nice to know more about it. Thanks Gera πŸ™‚

  4. @jenna
    Thanks for coming by and happy you like it! πŸ™‚

    Me too! They're yummy and healthy πŸ™‚

    I see more chestnuts-shopping from your hubby πŸ˜‰

    @[email protected]
    Thanks for stopping by Nora! πŸ™‚

    A chestnut soup sounds good πŸ™‚

    Oh for stir fries, mmmmm! πŸ˜€

    @Deeba @Passionate About Baking
    Alone roasted are utterly delicious! πŸ™‚

    Love every type of nuts also! πŸ™‚

    @Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    Need to buy imported Lorraine πŸ˜‰

    @Rosa's Yummy Yums
    On the streets! I want this nut here also πŸ˜€

    @5 Star Foodie
    Chocolate-chestnut soufflΓ©, sounds spectacular πŸ™‚

    They can re-discover good memories πŸ™‚

    @Fresh Local and Best
    Roasted chestnuts for turkey's stuffing, a very good idea πŸ™‚

    Roasted ones are my favorite too πŸ™‚

    No I didn’t know it. I understand why is so popular there πŸ™‚

    The same feeling with you Erica. πŸ™‚

  5. I love roasted chestnuts. It really feels like winter when you put a batch in the oven, then get busy peeling when they emerge all toasty and meaty.

  6. sadly, I never had chestnuts but I do want to try them out sometime. This is very informative info on chestnuts!

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