"Chestnuts are quite different from other nuts nutritionally and in a culinary sense. They are only eaten cooked and have a sweet, nutty taste but a texture similar to a firm baked potato rather than the crunchy texture of other nuts. Nutritionally chestnuts are more like a wholegrain than a nut as they are low in fat, contain carbohydrate and are high in dietary fibre. They are also a source of folate and surprisingly contain vitamin C which is not found in other nuts, its no wonder they have just scored a full 5 stars on the health star rating!"
"Chestnuts are also versatile. They can be used in savoury and sweet recipes or eaten as a delicious snack on their own"
"The season for fresh Australian chestnuts runs from March - July"
Also on our website you will find all kinds of good info, whether you are a member of the Association, a grower or somebody who wants to learn more about our fascinating product. A host of delicious Chestnut recipes and more can be found on our Consumer site www.chestnutsaustralia.com.au/
You can contact our Office for much more information and recipe pamphlets.
Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the CAI Membership application form.