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.
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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