Chestnuts are sweet and delicious, but don't let that fool you; they have many nutritional benefits as well. Only a handful of other foods match their nutritional value; the numbers speak for themselves!
Health Benefits of Chestnuts
Chestnuts are cholesterol free and 99% fat free
Chestnuts are rich sources of vitamins and minerals, and boast antioxidants as well
High in complex carbs, chestnuts are a great source of energy
Pound for pound, chestnuts contain as much Vitamin C as lemons
Chestnuts are gluten free
Chestnuts are an excellent source of cholesterol lowering, digestion aiding dietary fiber
Chestnuts are rich in folates
Chestnuts have a low glycemic index
Nutrient Composition of Chestnuts
(roasted, 1 oz.)
Nutritional Comparison of Nuts
Nutritional Information supplied by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry.