Chestnuts

Richly flavored and healthy, chestnuts are popular, cool-season nuts that grow amply worldwide. This variety of nut is native to hilly forests all over the world, from China and Japan to Europe and North America. Chestnuts have also been savored for centuries by Native Americans as staple foods. In western cultures, chestnuts have strong associative ties to the holidays—they’re referred to in some Christmas songs and are often featured as festive décor or in holiday dishes. Chestnuts, which crumble in the mouth and yield a sweet flavor, are low in fat (a trait unique to mos..

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