Candied chestnut is a dessert unique to our culture, which is formed by the combination of chestnuts and sugar syrup. Chestnut, which we consume frequently especially in winter months, was made in Bursa for the first time. Over time, it has become a popular taste all over the country. The meeting of chestnut with sugar does not affect the benefit it provides to the body in its pure form.
Chestnut, which is a rich source of starch, is a member of the Beech family, which grows naturally in Turkey as well as in various countries. It is a type of plant that is consumed in winter due to its protective effect and contains both female and male flowers. It grows on strong trees that can reach 35 meters in height. The outer part of the fruit, whose leaves are about 10-20 centimeters long, has the appearance of a prickly capsule. It sheds spontaneously by cracking in September-October. Chestnut, which is frequently grown in the Aegean, Marmara and Black Sea regions of Turkey, is one of the most important symbols of the city of Bursa.
What are the Benefits of Candy Chestnut
- The oil rate is quite low.
- It has antioxidant properties. It strengthens the immune system and has a protective effect against cancer.
- Chestnut, which also contains vitamins B1, B2 and C, prevents us from getting sick in the winter months.
- Thanks to its satiating feature, it is a fruit preferred in diet programs.
- It stimulates the heart and muscle system and regulates the body's water balance.
- It accelerates blood circulation and prevents the development of diseases such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
- It is good for physical and mental fatigue.
- It is one of the foods with the highest potassium content and is used to treat potassium deficiency.
- Chestnuts are rich in minerals such as sugar, magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus and zinc.
- Chestnut, which has an aphrodisiac effect, protects against prostate cancer due to the selenium it contains.
- There are approximately 8.1 grams of dietary fiber in 100 grams of chestnut. The most important feature of dietary fiber is to prevent excessive cholesterol absorption in the intestines and to control the cholesterol level in the blood.
- 100 grams of chestnut contains approximately 43 mg of vitamin C. Due to this feature, it strengthens the tooth structure and contributes to the skeletal structure and the formation of blood vessels.
- It differs from all other nuts due to the folic acid it contains.
It should not be forgotten that chestnut sugar contains a large amount of sherbet. People with atherosclerosis or diabetes should consume it in moderation.
The favorite food of the winter months is chestnut; It is an indispensable tradition with its excellent taste that can be found on the streets and streets. We also consume it by roasting it on the stove or cooker in our homes.
Since it has a structure that can rot quickly when exposed to excessive moisture, it is necessary to store it well. Chestnut does not contain gluten. For this reason, it is frequently used in the preparation of gluten-free foods. Chestnut, which is also used in pastry products, is also good for anemia. In addition, consumption before and after pregnancy provides important contributions to the protection of the baby.
Nutritional Value of 100 grams of Candied Chestnut;
Energy 256 kcal
Sugar 24.79 g
Iron 0.46 mg
Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
Protein 1.82 g
Vitamin A 1.44 IU
Vitamin C 9.71mg