Our fresh in-shell chestnuts are refrigerated
immediately upon harvest. They are not left to dry out and mold under
the tree or stacked in harvesting crates outside. Our attention to
detail assures the highest possible quality of our chestnuts. Our
competitors' chestnuts have to be shipped great distances, usually without refrigeration, which allow
them to dry out and mold. The growing conditions in the Midwest are
ideal for the sweetest possible chestnut and we strive to have the
shortest time possible from our growers' orchards to our customers'
CGI cannot ship FRESH chestnuts to the following states:
California, Oregon or Washington.
Nutritional information for
Fresh Cooking Instructions
This is the most versatile chestnut product on the market today —grown in Michigan, sliced, and freeze-dried for your greatest convenience.
Applying hot water, this product RE-HYDRATES IN 15 MINUTES, back to a raw chestnut, instantly ready for use in your recipe. Or, you can eat as is,
crumble into a breading for your choice, or garnish a salad or soups. This shelf stable product will save you money on its' lightweight shipping
cost. There are no additives. It simply brings uniqueness to your kitchen.
information for dried chestnuts
Chestnut flour from our dried chestnuts has a wondrous, gluten-free spectrum of sweet and nutty, flavors that can be used in a myriad of ways. First, to enhance the flavors of your favorite recipes, remove about 1/3 cup of the wheat flour and replace it with equal volumes of chestnut flour. While not gluten-free, this combination will add moisture, with the sweet aroma of chestnuts, re-making your old recipe into something bright and new. Second, if you are already using gluten-free flours in your cooking, such as rice, potato, or tapioca flour, try adding some gluten-free chestnut flour, invigorating those tasteless flours with the taste of sunshine. Finally, if you wish to use only pure chestnut flour, you may need to add a rising agent (such as beaten egg whites, baking powder, baking soda, or cream of tartar, etc.). Pancakes, pizza crust, crepes, brownies, and cookies are great examples of foods that can be made with pure always gluten-free chestnut flour. Chestnut flour has been used for a millennium in the Mediterranean region of the world and now it can be yours to try. The purity of our CGI chestnut flour comes from our unique processing, which removes the bitter shell and pellicle. Once removed, then, and only then, is the chestnut dried and ground on a mill used only for our chestnuts. We hope you will try this product for it's surprisingly sweet and nutty flavor from Michigan's chestnuts.
Nutritional information for chestnut