What is Chestnut?

Chestnut (Castanea) is a genus of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the Beech family Fagaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They yield a hardwood as well as an edible fruit or nut.

Chestnut Shopping Tips

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Chestnut Cooking How-Tos

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.

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