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Sweet chestnuts: health benefits, application and effect

  1. In contrast to the wild chestnut, the sweet chestnut is edible. You can recognize sweet chestnut by a pointed head with a few threads on it. A warm bag of roasted, sweetened, or caramelized chestnuts is a popular snack at many Christmas markets, and (unsweetened) they are quite healthy. The edible seeds are also called nuts. They are native to Asia Minor and spread quite quickly throughout Europe thanks to the Romans. The chestnut trees, which are up to 35 meters high, still adorn many parks and forests and produce their fruit in the fall and winter. Long before potatoes and corn entered Europe and became the staple food, chestnut was considered an indispensable food. Poor population groups in particular benefited from the chestnuts. Among other things, bread was made from chestnut flour. Poor citizens were not only able to hibernate well because of the chestnuts, they also got all the important nutrients from the nuts.


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Ingredients, effect and application

  1. The sweet chestnut contains many vital nutrients. It is versatile: as a whole fruit or as flakes, extract, flour, puree, chips, honey and spread. It can be eaten toasted and made into bread or pasta. Dried fruit has a starch content of 41%. The sugar content is 16%, the crude fiber content

Importance to health

  1. Gluten-free diet The fruits of the sweet chestnut can be used well by people suffering from rheumatic diseases and it also fits in a gluten-free diet. The gluten-free foods are especially appreciated by people with celiac disease and people with gluten sensitivity. Unlike real nuts

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