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Fruit of trees Castanea spp., especially C. sativa (Spanish or sweet chestnut), C. mollissima (Chinese chestnut), and C. crenata (Japanese chestnut). Unlike other nuts it contains very little fat, being largely starch and water. Seven nuts (75 g) provide 5.3 g of dietary fibre and are a good source of copper; a source of vitamins B1 and B6; contain 2 g of fat, of which 18% is saturated; supply 135 kcal (570 kJ).

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.


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