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Edible Vs Non-Edible

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CGI's edible chestnuts on the left are nutritious, delicious to eat and grown on local farms in Michigan. These chestnuts are not to be confused with the non-edible horse chestnuts, on the right.

Did you know...

  • Michigan grown chestnuts are energy packed, gluten free and, surprise, it's really a fruit!
  • They need to be REFRIGERATED from the moment of harvest until you use them, as they're mostly water and carbohydrate.
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  • The chestnuts provide you with many vitamins, fiber, and a plethora of other good nutrients and minerals. They're basically a complete nutritious food that's low in cholesterol.
    Nutritional information for fresh chestnuts
  • You must score the shell before cooking.
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  • Michigan grown chestnuts are a true sweet energy food! Use them with any meal prep, be it in appetizers, hummus, soups, breading, vegetables, stuffing, desserts, beer brewing and more.
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No genetically modified chestnut trees were used in the production of our chestnuts; always natural.

Michigan-Grown Chestnuts are the Sweetest Tasting chestnuts and remain a flavorful Gluten-Free food that is a treat for everyone. People with wheat allergies, such as Celiac Disease, may benefit from this tasteful addition to their diet, while Vegetarians and Vegans alike will enjoy the unique recipes that can be made from this sunshine-created food. Chestnuts contain proteins and have the lowest fat content of any edible nut. Chestnuts are full of vitamins, B-complexes including folates, and many minerals. Chestnuts have always been and will always remain an excellent food. Those looking for an all-natural product with no preservatives will find chestnut to be an excellent food. They are a good source of fiber and the few fats they have are known to be a rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which help lower total LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol). Chestnuts are relatively low in calories when compared to other natural seeds and nuts. Browse our product line to learn more about our Michigan-grown chestnuts.


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Chefs from fine restaurants across Michigan have developed a collection of sweet and savory dishes starring chestnuts and chestnut products. Our site includes recipes for spiced chestnuts, chestnut soups, chestnut risotto, and chestnuts with venison, walleye, lamb, and pheasant, to name just a few.

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Look for the "3 icon" symbol behind some recipe names, indicating a choice of chestnut products for ingredients, complete with instructions for each.
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