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Chestnuts are one of autumn’s seasonal treats. Slightly sweet and highly nutritious, they are delicious simply roasted. However, they are also a warming, filling addition to all kinds of recipes.


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According to BBC Food, chestnuts are lower in protein and fat than other nuts, and almost all the fat is unsaturated. They are also a good source of fibre. Among their nutrients are calcium, iron, zinc, B vitamins, and vitamin E.

If you’re in need of some recipe ideas, try one of these two delicious options!

Squash steaks with chestnuts and cavolo nero

Full recipe via BBC Food

  • Butternut squash
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Cavolo nero, or curly kale
  • Onion
  • Chestnuts
  • Garlic cloves
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Basmati rice & wild rice
  • Vegetable stock
  • Coconut

Chestnut Veloute

Full recipe via the Vegetarian Society

  • Chestnuts, tinned or fresh
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Onion,
  • Bay leaf
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Sage leaves
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