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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cool! I didn't know all this about chestnuts! πŸ™‚ thanks for the info.


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.


I love chestnuts!


hubby loves chestnuts more than I do..


I love chestnuts. Also love fresh water chestnuts, I love adding it to my stir fries for that crunch.

Deeba PAB

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!


I love all kinds of nuts! πŸ™‚


I love chestnut season! Sadly it has ended here πŸ™

Rosa's Yummy Yums

I love chestnutts! Here in Switzerland, every fall and winter we can buy those on the street (small huts)…




great info on chestnuts gera!! thanx for sharing


Roasted chestnuts bring back so many good memories…

Fresh Local and Best

I like to boil chestnuts, roast them and for Thanksgiving, add them to the turkey's stuffing! Yummy!


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


Yes, I love chestnuts! Do you know that chestnut cake is very popular here?


After reading this post….I have to buy some chestnuts. They sound delicious.


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˜‰

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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™‚


Roasted hazelnuts are my favourite! Especially when they're made into gelato πŸ™‚


Yum. I love roasted chestnuts.

Carolyn Jung

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.


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


I am yet to use these nuts in my kitchen. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

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