Chestnuts are the fruit of trees and shrubs from the family Fagaceae, native from the northern hemisphere. Edible chestnuts bloom later than other species of chestnut, flowers appear in late June – early July. The tree itself requires a mild climate with sufficient moisture, but not exagge
rated. With a high content of calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamin E chestnuts are considered an energizing food, especially recommended for strengthening the immune system and fight anemia. Are indicated in the prevention of osteoporosis, and because vitamin E, roasted chestnuts or chestnut puree slow the aging process.
Unlike other fruits (hazelnuts, pistachios), chestnuts have less fat and are therefore easier to digest. Because they contain potassium, stimulates cardiac muscle function and chestnuts fibers reduce blood cholesterol levels.
Not recommended eating chestnuts roasted and salted as by roasting lose many beneficial properties and also increase the number of calories due to the used oil.