Nutritional Analysis
of Fresh Chestnuts
Calories 170
Calories from total fat 9
Total fat 1.01
..Unsaturated fat 0.2 gm (18.8%)
..Polyunsaturated fat 0.5 gm (52.3%)
..Monounsaturated fat 0.3 gm (28.9%)
Cholesterol <1 mg
Sodium 19 mg
Total carbohydrate 37.2 gm
..Dietary Fiber 6.3 gm
..Sugars 4.6 gm
Protein 2.99 gm
Vitamin A 12 IU
Vitamin A 1 RE
Vitamin C 1.7 mg
Calcium 15 mg
Iron 1.26 mg
Ash 0.98%
Moisture 57.84%

gm = grams
mg = milligrams
IU = International Units
RE = Retinol Equivalents
< = Less than

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

- Cholesterol-free

- Gluten free