The only disadvantage of chestnuts is their high energy value, but cooked chestnuts do not affect obesity


The only disadvantage of chestnuts is their high energy value, but cooked chestnuts do not affect obesity
Most people like the enticing smell of roasted (or cooked) chestnuts and the presence of chestnuts in various desserts and other dishes. Chestnut is a very tasty seed protected by a double coat. The only disadvantage of chestnuts is their high energy value. However, it is precisely this feature that recommends chestnut for children, athletes and people exposed to great physical exertion.
Chestnut differs (from other nuts) in its lower fat content, high percentage of starch, and is the only nut that contains vitamin C. Fatty oil is the main ingredient in nuts, while the main ingredient in chestnuts is starch, which has about 44% in its raw state. Flour can be obtained from chestnuts precisely because of such a high starch content. Chestnut flour is used alone or mixed with cereal flour to make bread and pastries.
Chestnut flour is easily digestible and therefore suitable for feeding children and the elderly.
Chestnut also contains minerals, group B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin C. Chestnut is rich in potassium and phosphorus and also contains calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, chlorine, copper and manganese.
Chestnut is recommended in the diet of people with kidney disease and cardiovascular disease (because it is rich in potassium and low in sodium).
Roasted chestnuts have a higher energy value and a greater amount of proteins, fats, vitamins and carbohydrates (than other choices of chestnut preparation methods). It also contains vitamin E and phytochemicals that are not found in cooked chestnuts. Boiled chestnut, on the other hand, contains a larger amount of mineral ingredients.
The tame chestnut is edible, while the wild chestnut is not edible due to its extremely bitter taste
Nevertheless, the medicinal effect of wild chestnut is known. That is why wild chestnut is used in the preparation of a large number of preparations (primarily for the treatment of varicose veins and vein diseases, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, thrombophlebitis, varicose ulcer). Horse chestnut preparations are used to treat skin diseases, enlarged prostate, testicular damage, diarrhea and colds.
According to the ancient Hilandar Code from the 15th century, convalescents (who had infectious diseases) are recommended to eat chestnuts, lemons and oranges – to strengthen the body.
Homemade extract for the treatment of veins – it is necessary to finely grate 12 to 15 seeds with the peel. Pour 2.5 dcl of boiling cognac into this mixture. The cooled mass should be strained and filtered. The extract can be obtained if the grated chestnut is poured over with cold cognac. Then pour it into a yellow bottle with a wide neck (opening). Close with a glass lid. Drain the contents of the bottle after 6 to 8 weeks. Do the filtration again. The extract prepared in this way is used only for internal use.

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