Chestnut – from about 130 to 290 Kcal/100 g

How to eat : roasted on fire, boiled, cocked in the oven and dried.

Composition : Rich in water and carbohydrates, low quantity of proteins, fats and fibers.

Vitamins and minerals : A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 vitamins and  Cvitamin –  sodium, calcium,phosphorous, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper andmanganese.

Amino-acids : aspartic and glutamic acid alanine, arginine, cystine, glycine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, histidine, leucine, lysine, proline, methionine, serine, tyrosine, tryptopphan, valine and threonine.

Advantages :

– Stimulate the immune system : we become stronger against infections

– Vigour : minerals contained in them help to recover from  fatigue and flu, reinforce or regenerate muscles and nervous system

– Anti-oxidant : stimulate the collagen giving more elasticità to the skin

–     Feed your hunger

–   Prostate : the higher content of zinc prevent prostate problems

–  Cholesterol : being rich of fibers helping to limitate the cholesterol absortion and with oleic and palmitoleic oil  increase the good cholesterol and lower the bad one useful for the prevention of heart disease

–       Coeliacs : they don’t contain gluten

Advise : diabetics, who suffers of colitis problems, liver and  ed aerophagia.

Extra : take out inflammation of mouth and throat gargling with chestnut leaves infusion

To discard the chestnuts put them into water for about an hour, the bad ones float up.


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