Chestnuts are an autumn fruit. They contain 7% protein, 9% fats and 84% carbohydrates.
Like all food of plant origin, chestnuts do not contain cholesterol.
100 grams of chestnuts (taking into consideration only the edible part of the nut) contain 81 mg of phosphorus, 30 mg of calcium, 0,9 mg of iron and 395 mg of potassium. Chestnuts are therefore a precious source of important minerals.
Chestnuts have a high energy content, a feature which is key in autumn and winter to make sure our body has enough energy.
They contain useful fibre which helps maintain healthy bowels.
From the nutritional point of view, chestnuts are very similar to grain despite containing no gluten.
For this reason, chestnuts have long been known as ‘tree-growing grain’.
Chestnuts are highly digestible, they are recommended in the diet of anaemic individuals and, thanks to their high content of folic acid, in that of pregnant women. Their high phosphorus content makes them a strong allay for the nervous system.
Chestnuts are very useful after an illness; in fact, they are recommended in children and elderly people who are recovering from the flu.
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