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Chestnut, (Castanea genus), of seven species of deciduous trees in the beech family (Fagaceae), native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Burlike fruits produce edible nuts and many varieties are grown as ornamental and woody plants. Some of the members of the group are known as chinquapins, which is also a common name for the trees of the similar genus Castanopsis.

Chestnuts contain twice as much starch as potatoes, but, unlike most nuts, they have comparatively low fat content. Strong in fiber and vitamin C, chestnuts often produce a day worth of selenium in a single kernel. Legend has it that the Greek army survived in their stocks of chestnuts after their withdrawal from Asia Minor in 401 to 399 B.C. The Japanese started growing chestnuts long before they started growing rice.

Chestnuts remain an important food crop in China, Japan and southern Europe, where cooks also grind them for bread making, giving rise to the nickname of 'bread tree.' Chestnut flour is gluten-free, and Italian cooks particularly use it to make several kinds of sweet cakes.Chestnuts can also be purified into soups, sautéed and used to top the spaghetti, added to the saucepans, baked in desserts and folded into ice cream.

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