CHESTNUTS, WHOLE - Kosher/Gluten Free

Whole Chestnuts
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CHESTNUTS, WHOLE - Kosher/Gluten Free



Chestnuts date back to prehistoric times. Wild chestnuts are common all over S. Europe, especially Italy, Corsica, S France and Spain. The Chestnut tree can live up to five hundred years and usually does not begin to product fruit until close to forty years old. Chestnuts are the fruit from the Chestnut tree and these nuts are encased in a spiky husk enclosure. In Autumn the burr splits open allowing the Chestnuts to fall to the ground. Shelled of the husk the thin, smooth-shelled nut is exposed. Inside the nut, the meat is soft and starchy containing twice as much starch as potatoes! Chestnuts are given to the poor as a symbol of sustenance on the Feast of St. Martin and are also traditionally eaten on St. Simon's Day in Tuscany. Chestnuts are a versatile ingredient that may be cooking in a variety of ways- boiled, roasted, steamed or pureed. 

Ingredient Statement:

Chestnuts. (Contains Tree Nuts)

Chestnuts are often used in stuffings for poultry but can be used for both sweet and savory dishes. Mushroom penne with Chestnuts, venison with Chestnuts, Chestnut and red wine pate, Chestnut and rice soup, pheasant with Chestnuts or Chestnut loaf are just a few recipes that use Chestnuts with main entrees.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Reconstituted Chestnuts can be used in the same ways as fresh peeled chestnuts. To reconstitute dried chestnuts, simmer in water for 30 minutes. These chestnuts have been dried, but not yet roasted.

Product Description

Chestnuts are native to Southern Europe. The nuts grow two or three in a single husk. Chestnuts are low in protein and fat but high in carbohydrates.


Color: Light to dark brown.

Flavor: Mild, nutty flavor, typical chestnuts.

Size: Approximately ½ - 1 inch in length and width, oval.


Moisture: Maximum 12%

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:


Allergen Statement

Contains Tree Nuts.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 8-12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 30g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 10
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium10 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g  
Protein 2 g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.