It’s winter time and Christmas time! :D
Chestnuts are one of my favorite winter treats. It reminds me of Christmas and celebration time and family gatherings.
A lot of people ask me how fattening Chestnuts might be (known also by Kastana)
Good news for everyone!
 Chestnuts are relatively low in calories compared to other seeds and nuts, which are high in calories, protein, and fat!
One handful of chestnuts or about 30 grams (4 pieces) contain 80 calories mostly form carbs
It is a sodium- free food, rich in folate, high in dietary fiber and has no cholesterol or trans fat.


Kastanas are a good source of dietary fiber (they provide 8 grams per 100 g which is a high content!) A fiber diet helps lowering blood cholesterol levels by limiting excess cholesterol absorption in the intestines.

Chestnuts contain unsaturated fatty acids and are part of the Mediterranean Diet which is rich in dietary-fiber, healthy fatty acids and antioxidants.. This diet prevents coronary artery diseases and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.

Chestnuts are rich in folates, which is a quite unique feature for nuts and seeds. Adequate consumption of food rich in folates during the pre conception period prevents neural tube defects in the fetus. So Kastana are excellent for pregnant women!:)


Those tasty healthy kind of nuts are extremely high in Potassium which helps in flushing the extra sodium content out of our system!  That’s what lowers heart rate and blood pressure. They also contain good amount of Magnesium and Phosphorus that are important components of bone metabolism.

    I Love Kastana in winter and especially in December Christmas spirit! Roasting them is really my preferred method of cooking, but you can also boil, steam or grill them! Once you’ve done with  that there are many ways to enjoy them.
You can dip it  with cream cheese, labneh, Ranch or Tabasco sauce.
Some people enjoy eating chestnuts with melted chocolate as a dessert!
Choose your favorite way of eating those healthy winter nuts! :D
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