A sweet ending to the holiday season

Photo by cynthia hochswender

Chestnuts are like the doctors of the nut world: Above all, they do no harm.

Unlike so many luscious, rich, dense, sweet foods, chestnuts are not bad for you. In some ways, they’re even good for you. They have a wee bit of manganese, a mineral that helps keep your skeleton fit and healthy. They have a fair amount of vitamin C (12 percent of your daily dose if you eat an ounce of them) and potassium (5 percent). 

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