Chestnuts

Chestnuts – Photo and Description for Vegan Venue

Chestnuts are a vegan pantry ingredient that are delicious when roasted or steamed and peeled. Do eat them if they get moldy.

Chestnuts

Chestnuts

The chestnut tree is related to the Beech tree and is a native of the Northeastern United States. The commercial growing of chestnuts in the United States was wiped out by a blight in the early 1900’s. Today, most of the commercially available chestnuts seem to be imported from Italy. The fruit of the chestnut tree is prickly and contains two or three chestnuts; the outermost ones are rounded to the outside of the cluster and flattened to the inside. Chestnuts that are flat on both sides are the inner nut of a “three cluster”. We have found that store purchased chestnuts are extremely prone to fungus (mold), especially later in the season. See nutritional chart below.

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Nuts, chestnuts, European, boiled and steamed

NDB No: 12101

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
1 oz
——-
28.350 g
Proximates
Water
g
68.15
0
 
19.321
Energy
kcal
131
0
 
37.139
Energy
kj
548
0
 
155.358
Protein
g
2.00
1
 
0.567
Total lipid (fat)
g
1.38
1
 
0.391
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
27.76
0
 
7.870
Ash
g
0.71
0
 
0.201
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
46
0
 
13.041
Iron, Fe
mg
1.73
0
 
0.490
Magnesium, Mg
mg
54
0
 
15.309
Phosphorus, P
mg
99
0
 
28.067
Potassium, K
mg
715
0
 
202.702
Sodium, Na
mg
27
0
 
7.655
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.25
0
 
0.071
Copper, Cu
mg
0.472
0
 
0.134
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.854
0
 
0.242
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
26.7
0
 
7.569
Thiamin
mg
0.148
0
 
0.042
Riboflavin
mg
0.104
0
 
0.029
Niacin
mg
0.731
0
 
0.207
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.316
0
 
0.090
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.233
0
 
0.066
Folate, total
mcg
38
0
 
10.773
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
0.000
Folate, food
mcg
38
0
 
10.773
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
38
0
 
10.773
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
0.000
Vitamin A, IU
IU
17
0
 
4.820
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
2
0
 
0.567
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.260
0
 
0.074
14:0
g
0.006
0
 
0.002
16:0
g
0.234
0
 
0.066
18:0
g
0.013
0
 
0.004
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.476
0
 
0.135
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.013
0
 
0.004
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.457
0
 
0.130
20:1
g
0.006
0
 
0.002
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.545
0
 
0.155
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.487
0
 
0.138
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.058
0
 
0.016
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
0.000
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.022
0
 
0.006
Threonine
g
0.071
0
 
0.020
Isoleucine
g
0.079
0
 
0.022
Leucine
g
0.118
0
 
0.033
Lysine
g
0.118
0
 
0.033
Methionine
g
0.047
0
 
0.013
Cystine
g
0.063
0
 
0.018
Phenylalanine
g
0.084
0
 
0.024
Tyrosine
g
0.055
0
 
0.016
Valine
g
0.112
0
 
0.032
Arginine
g
0.143
0
 
0.041
Histidine
g
0.055
0
 
0.016
Alanine
g
0.133
0
 
0.038
Aspartic acid
g
0.345
0
 
0.098
Glutamic acid
g
0.258
0
 
0.073
Glycine
g
0.103
0
 
0.029
Proline
g
0.105
0
 
0.030
Serine
g
0.100
0
 
0.028

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

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