Autumn is chestnut time. Walking through our woods you can collect these delicious fruits. Here are some anecdotes about chestnuts:
In the past they were considered the bread of the poor
- They are rich in energy and nutritional properties including iron, potassium and magnesium
- With chestnut flour you can make breads and sweets
- They are useful for improving intestinal problems, strengthening muscles and bones and improving circulation
- Having many calories, they are rich in complex carbohydrates, it is a food to be consumed in moderation
- They are useful in cases of lack of appetite and as a food for those who do sports or hard work
- The leaves of the chestnuts are a panacea to combat cough and for the respiratory tract, just prepare an infusion.
- With the pulp of chestnuts you can produce a cream to be used as a cleanser or face mask
We use them mainly for the production of our desserts. We make them a little roasted or boiled and then we make the chestnut jam that we use for our cakes or for our log with cream and chestnuts.
Furthermore, during this season, in our appetizers, glazed chestnuts are often present, which goes well with lard or pumpkin cream.