The chestnut is hidden inside a spikey “burr.” It’s a fragrant fruit with a hard, smooth case and a sweet almond taste. “Marron” or chestnut? In both cases, it’s the shell of a chestnut fruit. The only difference is in the casing: If the fruit is enclosed, it’s a chestnut; if not, it’s a marron. Thus, each tree bears both chestnuts and marrons in varying proportions.

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Associated Nutrients - Chestnut

  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Vitamin B1, B2, and B6

Associated Qualities - Chestnut

  • Protects from cardiovascular disease
  • Aids diabetes prevention
  • Produces gluten-free flour

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