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Thread: Sweet chestnuts - good or not?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    New Zealand

    Red face Sweet chestnuts - good or not?

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    I don't suppose sweet roasted chestnuts are very primal? I bought some yesterday at a farmer's market and yes they are rich and filling and very starchy. Damn they were good but probably too high in carbs but then I would only eat them occasionally as a treat,
    I think they fall in the 52-70% carb ratio.
    Does anyone else eat them?

  2. #2
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    Feb 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I love them and will eat them when Trader Joe's gets them back in the fall. You can even eat them raw (but I like roasted).

  3. #3
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    Aug 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Source: USDA 1964, Handbook No. 8

    Chestnuts, cooked/4 ounces

    Calories 149
    Total fat (g) 1.6
    Saturated fat (g) 0.3
    Monounsaturated fat (g) 0.5
    Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.6
    Dietary fiber (g) 5.7
    Protein (g) 2
    Carbohydrate (g) 32
    Cholesterol (mg) 0
    Sodium (mg) 31
    Vitamin C (mg) 30
    Potassium (mg) 811
    Magnesium (mg)

    I would eat them, except they're a huge carb hit for me. Plus, I could eat WAY more than four ounces.
    They ARE delicious, though. Maybe you cook roast them, chop them up, and use a few as a topping on some roasted veggies?

  4. #4
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    Aug 2009
    At least they're low in fat, which means very little PUFA's. I would eat them on a carb up day.
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    High carb but I'm looking forward to autumn when I can get hold of some and put them with pork and fresh-off-the-tree apples and.... *drool*

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