~For the love of chestnuts *castana*

Chimney, red wine and chestnuts come together most of the times… You enjoy eating it hot and often wonder how many calories does it have, how fattening it is and what are its health benefits!

Chestnuts, unlike other nuts, are relatively low in calories!They contain less fat but consist mainly of starch!

Each chestnut has around 18 calories.

They are rich in minerals(iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc), vitamins(vitamin C) and phyto-nutrients that benefit health.

They are a very good source of fiber and have the highest amount of fibers when compared to other nuts.

Enjoy Chestnuts in Moderation!

Dietitian Nicole Maftoum

 

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