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December 2015 Issue

Chestnut Cheer

Chestnuts are here, and just in time for the holidays! Whether roasting over an open fire or simmering in a steaming pot of soup, chestnuts capture the spirit and tradition of the season. Grown as early as 2,000 BC in North America, Europe and Asia, the chestnut is ingrained in the traditions of cultures around the world. In addition to being a culinary staple to ancient peoples, chestnuts were used to treat ailments like whooping cough, and were thought to help women conceive. They are still eaten on New Year’s Day in Japan for success and strength in the coming year. Filled with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, chestnuts are a true gift of good health.

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