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Sweet chestnut or chestnut?

Sweet chestnut treesEveryone raises the question: is it or not about the same fruit, given by the same tree?
Since at least the Middle Ages, the chestnut is the name of a variety of particularly large, re-elected and marketed sweet chestnut, undoubtedly cultivated at the origin in Italy of North.

Sweet chestnut trees
The sweet chestnuts like chestnuts are thus both fruits of the chestnut, castanea sativa.
If their fruit is partitioned in his bug, it is a sweet chestnut, if not it is a chestnut. The first are appropriate for the jokes and mashed potaties. Seconds with the trimmings and confectioneries.
As for the fruits of the chestnut tree of India, called they so maroon, they are not edible.


Sweet chestnut treesThe Sweet chestnut of Rapatel

The most widespread variety on the Field of Rapatel is “Marigoule” or more commonly called M15.

Sweet chestnut trees

Chestnuts roasted while passing by the jam or chestnut puree, the sweet chestnuts are tasted of thousand and one manners. Richer in vitamins and minerals that the other starchy foods the chestnut can be consumed several times per week.

For stressed : sweet chestnut 100g brings 15% of the contributions recommended out of magnesium. A chestnut purée portion (250 G) brings 112 magnesium Mg, that is to say 25% of the contributions recommended.
The sweet chestnuts constitute an excellent source of calcium for the children by associating them dairy produces.
100% satisfying 180Cal/100g

Sweet chestnut trees
eau: 52g glucides: 38g
fibres: 5g protides: 2,6g
lipides: 2g potassium: 600mg
fer: 1,30mg vitamine C: 27mg
calcium: 33mg magnésium: 45mg