Do you like chestnut?

Chestnuts as a popular food is accepted widely in the world, but do you know the science details behind it ?

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Chestnuts contains lots of sugar, so we need to avoid eating too much, especially for people with diabetes they must be aware not to affect the stability of blood sugar when eat it. Chestnut belongs to nuts, although unlike walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, and etc. which have a rich oil, it contains a high level of starch. According to the study, the dried chestnut has 77% carbohydrates, and the fresh chestnuts has 40% as much , the carbohydrates level is 2.4 times than potatoes; chestnuts has the protein content of 4% to 5%, although not as good as peanuts and walnuts, but still higher than cooked rice.


Chestnuts contains not only a lot of starch and calories, but also rich in protein, fat, B vitamins and other nutrients. Per 100 grams of chestnuts include protein 5.7g, fat 2g, carbohydrates 40 to 45 g and starch 25g. Chestnut also contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and other salts, and carotene, B vitamins and other ingredients. Especially vitamin B1.B2 is very rich in chestnuts, and the vitamin B2 content of chestnut is at least four times as of rice. It also contains 24 mg of vitamin C per 100g.


It would be difficult to think, fresh chestnuts contain much more vitamin C than tomatoes. And it is also 10 times higher than apple. Chestnut also contains very comprehensive minerals , include potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, etc.. Although the minerals in chestnut are not reach a certain high level as hazelnut and seeds, but still much higher than apples, pears and other common fruits. Especially it contains a high level of potassium, is 4 times higher than apple which as known as potassium-rich.


According to modern scientific research, chestnut contains unsaturated fatty acids and rich in vitamins and minerals, which can prevent hypertension, heart disease, arteriosclerosis, osteoporosis and other diseases. It is a tonic of anti-aging and longevity. Chestnut contains riboflavin, which is beneficial for oral ulcers and mouth sores of pediatric and adult with run-refractory. Chestnuts are dried fruit varieties with higher levels of carbohydrates, which can supply the body more energy and help fat metabolism. Pounding scattered the thin-skinned of chestnuts, then reconcile with honey and applied to the face, can remove the wrinkles and make the face smooth.


Although the nutritional value of chestnuts is high, people also need to eat it properly. Preferably make chestnuts as a snack between meals, or eat it in the food. You should better not eat a lot after meal, because the chestnut has a lot of starch and it’s more easily to excessive intake of calories, and this is not conducive to maintaining body weight.

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