Chestnuts aren’t just the clever choice for your diet, they’re also a cheerful addition to your day. A source of mood boosting vitamin C and folate (vitamin B9), chestnuts will keep you feeling fresh, for longer.

What nutrients in chestnuts boost mood?
  •  Vitamin C
  •  Folate Vitamin B9
  •  Dietary Fibre
  •  Carbohydrates
  •  Antioxidants


*When eaten as part of a healthy varied diet.

How To Store And Prepare 

  •  Fridge

Top Tip: Chestnuts outer shell protects them from drying, so they can be popped in the fridge.


  •  Roast
  •  Boil
  •  Bake
  •  Grill

Top Tip: To roast chestnuts, pop them in the oven on a high heat for approx. 20mins until the shells split open.

Suggestion: Before cooking chestnuts, it is important to cut a shallow cross into the flat side of the shell. This prevents the nut from overheating and bursting while cooking.

When Are They In Season? 

Chestnuts are in season from March to July.

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How Much Should You Eat?

Aim for a healthy handful (30g) of chestnuts per day.

Did you know?

Chestnuts are the only nut to contain vitamin C.

Nutrition Information Panel

Serving size: 30g (4 chestnuts roasted)

  Av QTY Per serve %DI* Av QTY per 100g
Moisture 16g   52g
Energy 217kJ 3% 724kJ
Protein 1.0g 2% 3.4g
Total fat 0.2g <1% 0.6g
Saturated fat <1g <1% <1g
10.3g 3% 34.3g
Sugars 1.1g 1% 3.8g
Dietary fibre 2.4g 8% 8.1g
Sodium <1mg <1% 1mg
Folate eq 21ug 11% 70ug
Vitamin C^ 7.8mg 20% 26mg

Source: Aust Food Comp Data or ^ USDA data
*based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ
“<” means less than
GAE means Gallic Acid Equivalents

How Much Should You Eat?

Aim for a healthy handful (30g) of chestnuts per day.

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