|Calories from total fat||9|
|..Unsaturated fat||0.2 gm (18.8%)|
|..Polyunsaturated fat||0.5 gm (52.3%)|
|..Monounsaturated fat||0.3 gm (28.9%)|
|Total carbohydrate||37.2 gm|
|..Dietary Fiber||6.3 gm|
|Vitamin A||12 IU|
|Vitamin A||1 RE|
|Vitamin C||1.7 mg|
gm = grams
Source: Michigan State University, Dept. of FSHN, 2003
Chestnuts: The "Un-Nut" You'll Love!
Summarized with permission from the
Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri
As you consider healthy food choices for your family, why not "go nuts?"
Chestnuts are called the "Un-Nut" because nutritionally, they hardly resemble their tree-nut cousins. Unlike pecans and walnuts, chestnuts contain just a trace of fat. They are also the only nut that contains a significant amount of Vitamin C. Like all plant foods, chestnuts contain no cholesterol. For weight watchers, chestnuts are a low-calorie feast.
Not only are chestnuts delicious with a sweet, mild flavor, they are rich in nutritional benefits. Just a handful of other foods can match the nutritional value of a chestnut!
Chestnuts -- Chock Full of Nutrition
- High moisture content
- 99% fat free
- High fiber content makes chestnuts a filling snack
- One third the calorie content of peanuts and cashews
- As much Vitamin C as an equal weight of lemons
- High in complex carbohydrates for energy
- Gluten free