Yummy roasted chestnuts! Almost everyone loves this healthy and comforting snack on cold autumn days. But you have to have the patience to peel them – although this could be considered part of their charm!
Chestnuts are an interesting fruit in more ways than one. Rich in fibre and starch, they provide a good supply of carbohydrates. The energy is released gradually into the body, which makes it possible to sustain a prolonged effort, with positive effects on satiety and digestion.
But that’s not all! Chestnuts contain numerous minerals and trace elements that are important for health – particularly for sportsmen and women – with potassium, magnesium, calcium and manganese.
Finally, chestnuts are very low in fat compared to other “nuts”.
- Soak the chestnuts in cold water for one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 250° C.
- Cut a small cross on each chestnut.
- Spread the chestnuts on a baking tray covered with baking paper and place a small container with 1 dl of water in the middle.
- Place in the oven. After 15 minutes, pour the water from the cup onto the baking sheet (without burning yourself). Bake for another 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before eating while still warm.
This article is brought to you by Noémie Nutrition, a qualified nutritionist in Lausanne. Find out more about her on her website http://www.noemienutrition.com.
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