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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…

Chestnuts, unlike other nuts and seeds, are relatively low in calories as they are primarily starch based. While this makes them higher in carbohydrates than other nuts, the carbs in chestnuts are complex, so they are digested slowly offering a gradual release of energy.

Regular readers know that I am a big fan of nuts and seeds. Learning about the food value of chestnuts, not to mention looking at the picture of the succulent morsels got me interested in them, too.

Enjoy!

Tony

Mother Running Vegan

chestnuts roasting on an open fireIn the spirit of all things festive I’ve found myself a new favourite winter treat – roasted chestnuts.

A paper bag of hot chestnuts from the South Bank Christmas market got me hooked, and this weekend when I celebrated Christmas with my housemates before we all disappear for the holiday period, I decided to make my own to enjoy while we played board games and drank mulled wine.

What I hadn’t realised about this deliciously festive snack is that it’s also a nutritional powerhouse.

Chestnuts, unlike other nuts and seeds, are relatively low in calories as they are primarily starch based. While this makes them higher in carbohydrates than other nuts, the carbs in chestnuts are complex, so they are digested slowly offering a gradual release of energy.

They are a good source of cholesterol-lowering dietary fibre, offering approximately 8.1g per 100g.

They are also the only nut to contain…

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