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!
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?