Chestnut: A Nut for All Seasons

The chestnut is breaking out of its shell as a Christmas tradition and gaining a year-round reputation as a low-fat, natural way to treat certain health conditions. Certain ethnic groups have long known that chestnuts can ease circulatory problems like varicose veins and phlebitis. Wellness-minded U.S. consumers are just now rediscovering the nut's health properties, as well as its unique flavor.

The chestnut is breaking out of its shell as a Christmas tradition and gaining a year-round reputation as a low-fat, natural way to treat certain health conditions.

Certain ethnic groups have long known that chestnuts can ease circulatory problems like varicose veins and phlebitis. Wellness-minded U.S. consumers are just now rediscovering the nut's health properties, as well as its unique flavor.

“The chestnut is very moist on the inside. When you cook them and peel them, it's

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