Chestnuts are traditionally associated with the holidays. Their comforting fragrance and flavor remind us of family and holiday traditions. But you don’t need to wait to enjoy this amazing morsel! Continue reading to learn more about the mighty chestnut, and why you should incorporate it into your everyday diet.
Chestnuts grow in spiky, green shells, and their high water and low oil content gives them a soft texture. In fact, the chestnut is more similar to fruit than to other tree nuts. But, much like their nut brethren, chestnuts are a healthy and delicious addition to any diet.
We love chestnuts so much that we named our company after them! There are exactly 18 chestnuts in every bowl of our Chestnut Maple Soup (get it?). Chestnuts bring a nutritional rarity to our soup, delivering a variety of vitamins, minerals, and flavor in every bite.
The Health Benefits of Chestnuts
Although chestnuts differ from other nuts in terms of texture and flavor, they provide many of the same health benefits. They are high in fiber and vitamin C. They contain a number of antioxidants and minerals such as potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure. In addition, the chestnut is lower in fat than similar nuts, making them a good choice for those seeking to lose or manage weight.
The Unique Flavor of Chestnut Maple Soup
In this one-of-a-kind soup, we combine the earthy chestnut with a sweet hint of maple syrup. This creates a soup that is delicious at any time of day. In fact, we’ve been known to eat it for breakfast! Learn more about our namesake soup here.
18 Chestnuts crafts delicious, plant-based soups that deliver on nutrition and flavor. We offer soup delivery subscriptions and one-time orders. Whether you’re too busy to cook, want a nutritious meal option, have dietary restrictions, or want to send soup to someone who needs a comforting meal, 18 Chestnuts is for you!
With a wide range of all-natural soup flavors including Beetroot Apple, Red Pepper Pomodoro, Carrot Ginger Dill, Butternut Squash Pear, and Asparagus Shiitake, our gourmet soup will thrill your tastebuds. All of our soups are dairy-free, low-glycemic, locally sourced, and nutrient-dense. Check out our soups and schedule your gourmet soup delivery today!
Source: BBC Good Food, “Top 5 Health Benefits of Chestnuts”