Different from other nuts, chestnuts contain more carbohydrates, but less protein and fat. They also have carotene, riboflavin, ascorbic acid, and other vitamins. The polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, and the minerals in chestnuts help prevent and treat hypertension, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis.
Chestnuts are sweet in flavor and warm in character. They can nourish kidneys, stomach, and blood. The tonic value of chestnuts is comparable with medicinal herbs like ginseng, astragalus, and angelica.
Everyone can eat chestnuts. However, they are high in sugar and starch, the overweight and obese should eat less. Better to eat 30 grams daily.