The (Virtually) Fat-Free Nut

Reader Jo wants to know if chestnuts are as fatty as, say, almonds or walnuts. I can’t believe I didn’t mention it before, but no — definitely no. Chestnuts are unique among popular nuts in that they have almost no fat in them. They are about 88% starch. Which is pretty amazing and why a lot of people who love nuts don’t like chestnuts. What’s the point?

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