Nutritional Value

Chestnuts contain no cholesterol and are low in sodium, fat and kilojoules. They are rich in mineral salts and a good source of vitamins C, B1 and B2 and folates.  An average 30g serve provides only 200 kilojoules.

Below are the Results of a Nutritional Test conducted on samples of Australian-grown Chestnuts:

... Fresh Chestnuts Dried Chestnuts Roasted Chestnuts
Moisture g/100g. 48.2 12.2 52.1
Ash g/100g. 1.2 2.1 1.4
Protein (N x 6.25) g/100g. 3.4 5.2 3.4
Fat g/100g. 0.2 1.0 0.6
Total Carbohydrate g/100g 32.1 57.4 34.3
Sugars g/100g 3.3 9.6 3.8
Energy kJ/100g 730 1278 732
Sodium mg/100g 0.8 0.7 0.7
Calcium mg/100g 17.6 34.8 13.4
Zinc mg/100g 0.4 0.7 0.5
Iron mg/100g 0.7 1.0 0.8
Potassium mg/100g 468 876 574
Dietary Fibre g/100g 14.9 22.1 8.1
Vitamin B1 mg/100g Not tested 0.20 0.28
Vitamin B2 mg/100g Not tested 0.04 0.09
Niacin mg/100g Not tested 7.39 1.97
Vitamin C mg/100g Not tested Freeze Dried 53mg 26
Folic acid mcg/100g Not tested Not tested 70 mcg

Source: Silliker Microtech 2002

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