CHESTNUT: PROPERTIES, NUTRITIONAL VALUES AND CALORIES
CURIOSITIES ABOUT CHESTNUT
It has always been believed that chestnuts have a relationship with the dead and that on All Saints' Day, San Simone and
San Martino is necessary to eat roasted chestnuts . A French folkloric custom recommends putting
a few browns under the pillow to ensure that the spirits don't come dragging your feet at night
The chestnut is a very long-lived tree; the oldest of all was on the slopes of Etna, he was more than 3,500
years and a circumference of sixty meters. It is said that a man could find refuge in its hollow trunk
entire flock including its shepherd. It is also said that Joan of Aragon, surprised by a storm, there
he found shelter with his retinue made up of one hundred knights, therefore he was also called 'chestnut dai
one hundred horses
The basic characteristic is the richness in starch which makes chestnuts quite caloric (about 7 chestnuts
they provide 330 kcal) . They are therefore suitable for athletes and those who need to increase their energy level. Better
let them cool before eating them and they are preferable boiled rather than roasted . They contain
also a good amount of fiber and protein. Very useful for celiacs because they do not contain gluten
flour can be used in different preparations. They have a good content of vitamins, such as acid
folic, and mineral salts such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iron. However, they are not suitable for those who suffer from
irritable colon because their carbohydrates are very well fermented by the microbiota bacteria.
HOW TO USE CHESTNUTS IN THE COOKING
Chestnuts are eaten cooked , using various techniques: baked, pan-fried , boiled , microwaved and delicious.
roasted chestnuts on the fire. Good additions to minestrone, first and second courses, desserts and also
in the salad . At the supermarket you can find them cooked or dried
flour, chestnut jam and tasty Marron Glacé.
HOW TO BUY AND STORE CHESTNUTs
Chestnuts are smaller than chestnuts and their thin internal skin is more difficult to remove.
Choose firm ones , with shiny skin and without stains or mould.
STORE at room temperature for a maximum of 3 days after purchase. They keep for a while in the refrigerator
month. If you want to keep them in the freezer, soak them in water for a few hours, dry them, cut them (or
shell them leaving the skin) and place them in the freezer in the appropriate bags, they will keep for a maximum of