Chestnuts are edible nuts found on trees. They make a delicious snack and are just coming into season.  Buy the raw chestnut fresh and add a bit of health benefits while indulging.

Chestnuts, when compared to other nuts and seeds, are relatively low in calories.  They contain less fat and more in minerals, vitamins and nutrients. They are considered a good source of dietary fiber. A diet that includes fiber helps lower blood cholesterol levels by limiting excess cholesterol absorption in the intestines.

 Being a strong anti-oxidant, chestnuts offers protection from harmful free radicals also.

 There are three recommended ways to cook chestnuts.

  • Frying

While frying, perforate the crust with a knife with an 'X'. Place them in a pan, fry them for approximately 20 minutes and turn them over every few minutes.  

  • Baking

Baking is just like roasting on an open fire.  This easy method just requires cracking the crust with an 'X'. Place the 'X' side on a baking tray faced down.  Cook in an oven for 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  

  • Boiling

Boiling the nuts is the best way if it is going to be used in a recipe. Place the nuts in water and boil them for about five minutes. Remove the crust and rinse chestnuts under chilled water. The procedure is to do this while they are still warm.

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