Amazing Chestnuts

Besides being a holiday staple, the chestnut is an amazing little nut that packs a nutritional punch.  Chestnuts are low in fat (containing less than 1 gm in one chestnut) with a good amount of fiber, manganese, potassium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium.  They also contain a culmination of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin A.  Like other nuts, they help in preventing heart risks, they provide energy, and are low in cholesterol.[1]

Chestnuts are great additions to cooking, whether sweet or savory.  Try crumbling a few of these on your next dish and reap the benefits and flavor!
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Dr. Kim

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