Chestnuts are the dried fruit from the chestnut tree, typical in temperate climates. They can be consumed in various ways: raw, boiled, roast or syrupy.
Chestnut is a dried fruit. With low-fat content, it contains proteins, minerals and vitamin C. Its size remembers us to the walnut, although it has a weaker covering. A delicious way to consume it is with syrup.
Chestnut fruit has a characteristic form, exteriorly rounded, and flattened in one side. Practically with a skin thin, it protects the edible fruit inside. Product allows to be cooked with or without this thin skin, for, at the end, peeling it to get the chestnut fruit ready to consume.
Chestnut fruits were a staple food in southern Europe, south-western and eastern Asia, and eastern North America too, until the Chestnut plague. During the Middle Age, in southern Europe, communities use chestnut as the main source of carbohydrates because of the proximity of chestnut forest and replacing cereals, where these would not grow well.