Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Anti-aging
Enhances production of breast milk
Improves hair, skin and nails
Pain reliever
Provides energy
Reduces risk of bladder cancer

Nutrition:

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:

  • Raw
  • Boiled
  • Roasted

Farming Trivia:

  • 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.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.