Chestnuts are the only nut that contain vitamin C.
The nuts must be slit prior to cooking as they tend to explode when roasted.
They are often called “the grain that grows on a tree”.
Available fresh (in autumn), dried, canned— hole or pureed, or ground into flour.
California, September, October, November
Serving Size: 1 ounce
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat: 0.35g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate: 12.52g||4.17%|
|Dietary Fiber: 0||0%|
|Vitamin A 0.14%||Vitamin C 19%|
|Calcium 0.5%||Iron 1.5%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database