With more fiber than walnuts, chestnuts are a wonderful fall time low glycemic food that not only help ring in the new season, but raise your blood sugar slowly, keeping your appetite and blood sugar levels in check. They're also high in essential fatty acids, like linoleic acid, which is great for cardiovascular health. In their natural habitat, they're hard to miss; they grow on chestnut trees, which can grow to heights that exceed 100 feet!

Selection Process

Chestnuts are cool season crops that peak in the month of December. Buy them big and fresh, avoiding those with greenish mold and store them like you'd store vegetables, packed in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (145.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 308.9

% Daily Value*

Total fat 3.3g 5.0%

Saturated Fat 0.6g 3.1%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 4.4mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 66.0g 22.0%

Dietary Fiber 11.7g 47.0%

Protein 3.5g

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C 103.9%
Calcium 3.9% Iron 8.1%
Vitamin D 0.0% Thiamin 23.0%
Riboflavin 14.3% Niacin 8.5%
Vitamin B-6 27.3% Folate 22.5%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 7.4%
Phosphorus 13.5% Magnesium 11.6%
Zinc 5.0% Copper 32.4%
Manganese 69.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.