Chestnuts (in shell) - 1kg
group is a genus of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs
in the beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern
Hemisphere. The Chinese and more so the Japanese chestnuts are both often
multileadered and wide-spreading,whereas European and especially American
species tend to grow very erect when planted among others, with little tapering
of their columnar trunks, which are firmly set and massive. When standing on
their own, they spread on the sides and develop broad, rounded, dense crowns at
Fresh chestnut fruits have about 180 calories per 100 grams of edible parts. chestnuts contain about 8% of various sugars, mainly sucrose, glucose, fructose, and, in a lesser amount, stachyose and raffinose, which are fermented in the lower gut, producing gas. Fresh chestnuts contain about 52% water by weight, which evaporates relatively quickly during storage.
- Chestnuts are relatively low in calories and fats. Nonetheless, they are rich sources of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients that immensely benefit health.
- They are exceptionally rich in vitamin-C.
- The nuts are an excellent source of minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc, besides providing a very good amount of potassium (518 mg / 100 g).
- they are also rich in many important B-complex groups of vitamins.
Chestnuts should be treated more like vegetables and fruits than nuts when it comes to storage. Once at home, pack them in a perforated bag and place in the refrigerator set at high relative humidity where they remain fresh for few weeks.
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