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Nuts, Chestnuts

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About This Food

Description

Chestnuts are best known for their appearance during the holidays in the United States, but are a more frequently enjoyed nut in Europe and Asia.

There are many varieties of chestnuts, all of which can be prepared in a myriad of ways including roasted, boiled, pureed, preserved and candied.

Estimated Glycemic Load: 7

Selecting & Storing

Fresh chestnuts are available from September through February. Choose firm, plump nuts without shell blemishes. Store unshelled nuts in a cool, dry place; refrigerate shelled nuts in a covered container. Chestnuts can also be found canned whole, in pieces or as a puree.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • VitaminC
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)chestnuts

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Calories: 69

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 8 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.62 g
Saturated Fat
0.12 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.21 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.24 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
26 g
ALA
26 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
14.83 g
Net Carbohydrate
13.4 g
Sugars
2.97 g
Fiber
1.43 g
Protein
0.89 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
6.72 IU
0%
Vitamin C
7.28 mg
12%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.14 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.14 mg
7%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
2.18 mg
3%
Folate
19.6 mcg
5%
Niacin
0.38 mg
2%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0.07 mg
5%
Choline
0.42 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
8.12 mg
1%
Copper
0.14 mg
7%
Iron
0.25 mg
1%
Magnesium
9.24 mg
2%
Manganese
0.33 mg
16%
Phosphorous
29.96 mg
3%
Potassium
165.76 mg
5%
Selenium
0.34 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.56 mg
0%
Zinc
0.16 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
3.92 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
3.64 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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