Chestnuts are intricately woven into French and Italian culinary history. They are a starchy nut that is high in carbohydrate and fibre but low in fat and gluten free. Chestnuts are often used as a substitute for potatoes or pasta. Chestnut flour was the original ingredient for polenta.
Chestnuts are good partners with sweet potato, carrots, mushrooms, brussel sprouts and cabbage. Their sweet nutty flavour makes them suitable for both sweet and savoury dishes. Enjoy chestnuts roasted or in soup, pasta, stir fry, risotto, stuffing, bread, cakes and desserts.
Selection of our favourite chestnut recipes
Roast chicken with chestnuts
Chestnut crepes filled with sweet ricotta