"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, an existing consumer of chestnuts or somebody who wants to learn more about our fascinating product. There are many recipes contained on the website. You can contact our Office for much more information and recipe pamphlets.
Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the CAI Membership application form.