Chestnuts – A Natural Remedy and a Delicious Meal

Chestnuts are a delicious and healthy treat that are produced by certain shrubs and deciduous trees, originally from the Northern Hemisphere. The classification of chestnuts can be made according to their place of provenience, like Chinese, Japanese, American or European.

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Chestnuts offer a high vitamin and mineral level to the organism

Vitamin B is beneficial to the nervous system and ensures that all brain functions work properly. Vitamin C will help your body fight infections, sickness and, in addition, the processed collagen acts as a binding substance that links the cells and tissues. Collagen is often used in the preparation of creams, lotions or face masks because it can eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and give your complexion a more youthful look.

Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous or potassium are important for the development of bones, provide your digestive system with many beneficial nutrients, help achieve a better oxygenation and also support neuromuscular health.

Potassium is an important mineral due to preventing cardiovascular diseases and hypertension.

Manage your diabetes levels

Chestnuts are often used in case of a high blood sugar levels. They can help people avoid diabetes mellitus and they are rich in fiber. These nuts integrate well in a diet that has to keep the glycemic levels in check and also can postpone the rise of glucose levels.

Chestnuts are a great remedy for cardiovascular diseases

The cardiovascular system is responsible for delivering the necessary nutrients to the entire body, from cells to tissues and organs. A bad link in this system may lead to cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis, brain damage or even a stroke.

Chestnuts contain essential fatty acids, like linoleic acid which offers a boost to the blood circulation. Also, the palmitic acid and oleic acid found in these nuts are beneficial for your health.

Recipe idea that involves chestnuts: Quail with Chestnuts and Butternut Squash

Ingredients

  • 9 fresh chestnuts
  • One tablespoon of dried cranberries, one of parsley, one of white wine vinegar, one of olive oil
  • 4 or 5 drops of hazelnut oil
  • 100 grams of butternut squash, 50 grams of unsalted butter, 80 grams of caster sugar
  • half of a red onion, one sprig of rosemary, one orange, two sprigs of thyme, one cinnamon stick, one or two small quails, two star Anise.
  • one teaspoon of wholegrain mustard, one of honey
  • alt and pepper

Preparation

Boil 500 ml of water and immerse the ingredients in the water. After that, allow the ingredients to cool off. Place the spatchcocked quails in a bowl, cover them with the cooled brine and place them in the refrigerator for half an hour.

After that, season the quails and cook them for 3 and a half minutes on each side.

Meanwhile, fix the salad without the addition of the butternut squash.

After you whisked the dressing ingredients thoroughly, place the butternut squash in the mix and let it soften for 5 minutes, then add the dressing to the salad.

Chop the chestnuts and cook them in oil for only one or two minutes.

Presentation

The quails are placed in the center of a plate and the chestnuts are drizzled on it.

By including chestnuts in your meals, you will improve your overall health and even enjoy a delicious dish!

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