Aids in digestion
Enhances production of breast milk
Improves hair, skin and nails
Reduces risk of bladder cancer
Serving size: 10 kernels; Calories: 206; Fat: 1.8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 2mg; Carbs: 44g; Fiber: 8g; Sugars: 9g; Protein: 2.7g; Potassium: 14%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 36%DV; Calcium: 2%DV; Iron: 4%DV
Did You Know?
- Of all the different kinds of nuts, chestnuts are the only ones that contain vitamin C - it has 45% of the recommended daily amount!
- The caloric intake if chestnuts is increased once they're boiled.
- Early in the 20th century, the American-chestnut tree was almost wiped out by pathogenic fungus chestnut blight.
Ways to Eat:
- Chestnuts are native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.
- The chestnut was introduced to Europe from Asia around 2,000 BCE.
- Because of the chesnut blight wiping out most of the chestnut trees in America, the United States only accounts for less than 1% of the world production.