The Chestnuts have a golden-brown cap with white scales. The colour is brighter around the edge of the cap, creating a pleasing gradient. These mushrooms have a nutty flavour that adds depth to meals.
No need to peel the skin or discard the stalk, just wipe with a damp cloth prior to cooking. Roast, grill or fry in pasta sauces, stir-fries, risottos, soups, stews, and more.
Chestnut mushrooms are a good source of vitamins B and D. They also provide carbohydrates, copper, potassium, and some protein and folate.
Preliminary studies show that Chestnut Mushrooms:
- May help against high blood pressure
- May have anti-proliferative activity (slowing spread of malignant cells)
- Have antioxidant activity