Properties of chestnuts


We are sure that many of us have had the opportunity to eat chestnuts roasted at a mobile checkpoint.

Chestnuts are a healthy, delicious and rich in nutrients, food exceeded by only a handful of other foods. And unlike most of the other nuts, chestnuts are high in water and very little oil, which makes them practically free of fat.

Properties of chestnuts

Chestnuts have a large amount of complex carbohydrates and proteins of high quality, comparable to the eggs.

Chestnuts are free of gluten, cholesterol, and very low in fat.

In addition to all these nutrients, chestnuts have as much vitamin C as the lemons. A portion of chestnuts contain 149 calories, 1.6 grams of fat and 30 mg of vitamin C.

Composition of chestnuts by 100 g.

  • Protein: 2 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g.
  • Fiber: 5.5 g.
  • Calories: 165
  • FAT: 2.2 g.
  • Calcium: 145 mg.
  • Phosphorus: 250 mg.
  • Folate: 140 mcg.
  • Magnesium: 230 mg.

Ways to eat chestnuts

Chestnuts can be eaten in many different ways: raw, roasted, pureed, desserts, etc. Like popcorn, fresh chestnuts have a cover closed with moisture trapped inside and when we roast them humidity can make explode the chestnuts, so always slit the shell so that the pressure of the steam escape and there was a small explosion at his home.

Here is how to prepare baked

Chestnuts in the oven

1 Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

2 Make a cut through the smooth outer shell with a sharp knife and the inside of the skin so that the pressure of the steam escape chestnut when hot.

3 Place the chestnuts in a shallow container and roast for approximately 15 - 25 minutes. Give them back after 5-10 minutes to the roasted chestnut is more uniform.

5 Remove from the oven and let them cool a little before both Peel the shell and takes his inner skin (is off more easily when they are still hot).

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