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The Guide To Chestnut Nutrition



Chestnuts are subtly sweet...and nutritionally similar to brown rice. They are...

....very low in fat

...rich in vitamin C

...and 50% water


They can be eaten as a fresh vegetable, turned into a dessert, or pounded into a flour to make pastry and bread.

Chestnut Nutrition Facts



The types of carbohydrates and proteins provided are highly complex. Most nutritionists recommend at least half of your diet be compromised of complex carbs and proteins.

THE CHESTNUT IS A GOURMET DIET FOOD


Why?


It’s gluten-free, low-fat, and very healthy.


Lots of healthy, traditional recipes depend on chestnuts as a prime ingredient. Learn about Chestnut recipes here.


Even dessert crepes stuffed with chopped chestnuts and chestnut cream are about half as fattening as a regular crepe.


Chestnut diets have good health implications, as they are significant sources of protein, unsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins E and C.

CHESTNUTS ARE NOT OILY AND ARE MOSTLY WATER-BASED


They are Mineral Rich

Cholesterol Free


and Gluten Free

 

SUBSTITUTIONS


By substituting white cooking flour with chestnut flour, you are cutting out 268 calories per serving, 2 grams of protein per serving, 24.8 grams of carbohydrates per serving and 2 grams of fat per serving.

CHESTNUTS ARE A SAFE SNACKING FOOD.

By scoring a chestnut down the middle and roasting it, you create a crispy, slightly sweet snack that you can eat throughout the day to reduce cravings on diets. This is by far the healthiest option and studies show those who eat chestnuts on diets have a higher chance of staying on the diet.

WHY ARE CHESTNUTS A GOOD DIET FOOD?

1) They are high energy.

2) They contain natural sugars. This stops you from craving sweets, unlike many other diet solutions.

3) They are all natural. Unlike diet pills or shakes, the chestnut is a natural diet solution.



CHESTNUTS ARE A WINTER FOOD


Studies indicate that during the winter, people retain more insulin and gain weight. This is not just due to the holidays. As the days get shorter, the body starts craving carbohydrate rich snacks in order to maintain mood and build up calories for the cold.

Using Chestnuts, with their subtly sweet flavor, will allow you to have a winter snack on hand....that doesn’t result in added pounds.

To learn some gluten-free and low-fat Chestnut Recipes click here.

Chestnuts vs. other Nuts.



Chestnuts take the health prize from any other nut, the closest competitor being walnuts- which still has 3 times as many calories.

Chestnuts Direct is proud to offer sustainable and pesticide-free, American Chestnuts as your diet solution. To learn more about gluten-free Chestnut recipes, click here.

 


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