Chestnuts: what a passion! If you want to taste the best autumn fruit, you're in the right place. Discover all the accessories you need to treat and cook the chestnut.
The energetic properties of chestnut
Fresh chestnuts have a high caloric content (about 160 Kcal for 100 g); the sucrose content is higher in quantity than in wheat, nuts and potatoes. Due to the richness of carbohydrates, these fruits have energetic properties and are therefore very effective in physical and intellectual asthenia, for those who practice sports or are subject to stress.
Chestnuts: a legendary fruit
There are several legends about chestnuts. For example, have you ever wondered why the fruit of the chestnut tree opens with a cross shape? An ancient legend tells of a small mountain village whose poor inhabitants, not having to eat, turned to God asking him to give them food. The good Lord, hearing their prayers, gave them a plant from which they could gather nutritious fruits to eat. Thus the first chestnut was born. Unfortunately, the Devil, seeing what God had done, to prevent people from gathering the fruit, wrapped them in a thorny shell. When the inhabitants of the small town came to despair, they again prayed to God. He descended among them and made the sign of the cross: the thorny shells opened as if by a miracle. So from that day, when it is period, the fruits of this plant open to the cross.