Chestnuts

 

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)
  • Fibre
  • Carbohydrates
  • Polyphenols (antioxidants)

 

*When eaten as part of a healthy varied diet.

How To Store And Prepare 

Prep
  • Container
  • Fridge

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

 

Store
  • Roat
  • Boil
  • Bake
  • BBQ

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

The nutrition facts for four roasted chestnuts (30g) are:

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How Much Should You Eat?

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

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