Most of the calories in chestnuts are from carbs as opposed to fat. Chestnuts are free of cholesterol, have low sodium content and are relatively high in fibre. This makes them a great choice for dieters as well as those with any heart problems.

The Vitamin C content in chestnuts assists the body in fighting infections as well as quickening the process of wound healing.

Chestnuts also contain high levels of thiamine which boosts energy and promotes a healthy appetite.

Their high riboflavin content plays a key part in metabolizing food.

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