Description: Starchy, sweet, rich in flavor, chestnuts are popular cool-season edible nuts of the northern hemisphere origin. The nuts are native to the hilly forests of China, Japan, Europe, and North America.
Nutritional Value and benefits: 1. Chestnuts, unlike other nuts and seeds, are relatively low in calories, carry less fat, but are rich sources of minerals, vitamins and phyto-nutrients that immensely benefit health. 2. Chestnuts are a good source of dietary fiber; provide 8.1 g (about 21% of RDI) per 100 g. Fiber diet helps lower blood cholesterol levels by limiting excess cholesterol absorption in the intestines. 3. Chestnuts are rich in many important B-complex groups of vitamins. 100 g of nuts provide 11% of niacin, 29% of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), 100% of thiamin, and 12% of riboflavin.