Health benefits of chestnuts

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...

These yummy morsels are high in fiber and are a  low glycemic index food -- one that raises blood sugar slowly

Chestnuts, unlike other nuts and seeds, are relatively low in calories; contain less fat but are rich in minerals, vitamins.

Chestnuts are chiefly made of starch when compared to other seeds and nuts, which are high in calorie, protein, and fat. Their nutrition composition is almost similar to that of other staple starch foods such as sweet potato, sweet corn, potatoes.

 They are exceptionally rich in vitamin-C. Vitamin C is essential for matrix formation in teeth, bones and blood vessels.  It also is a strong anti-oxidant, it offers protection from harmful free radicals. Good source of Vitamin A and B

Rich in folic acid.  Folic acid is required for the formation of red blood cells, DNA synthesis.

The nuts are an excellent source of minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc, besides providing a very good amount of potassium

Source Livestrong