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Chestnut

Chestnut

Description

Chestnut, the edible seed or nut of the chestnut tree, a member of the beech family. These nuts contain the least lipids of all nuts, but contain more saturated fatty acids than unsaturated fatty acids.

Caloric Content

1
Calories: 56
Protein: .46 gm
Carbohydrates:12.54 gm
Fiber: .27 gm
Total fats: .35 gm
Saturated fats: .067 gm
Unsaturated fats: .262 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg



1. 1 ounce, 28.4 grams

Vitamin Content

1 USRDA
Vitamin A: -5000 IU
Thiamine: .041 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:.005 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6: - 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: 0 6 mcg
Biotin: - 300 mcg
Niacin: - 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid: - 10 mg
Folic acid: - 400 mcg
Vitamin C: - 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU



1. 1 ounce, 28.4 grams

Mineral Content

1 USRDA
Calcium: 51000 mg
Copper:.119 2 mg
Iron:.270 18 mg
Magnesium: 9 400 mg
Manganese: .095 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 111000 mg
Potassium: 137 n/a mg
Selenium: - n/a mcg
Sodium: 1 n/a mg
Zinc:.140 15 mg



1. 1 ounce, 28.4 grams

Amino Acid Content

1
Tryptophan:.005 gm
Threonine:.016 gm
Isoleucine:.018 gm
Leucine:.027 gm
Lysine: .027 gm
Methionine:.011 gm
Cysteine:.015 gm
Phenylalanine:.020 gm
Tyrosine:.013 gm
Valine:.026 gm
Arginine:.033 gm
Histidine:.013 gm
Alanine:.031 gm
Aspartic acid:.080 gm
Glutamic acid:.060 gm
Glycine: .024 gm
Proline:.024 gm
Serine:.023 gm



1. 1 ounce, 28.4 grams

References

Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac: Nutrition Search. McGraw-Hill: New York. 1984.

Kreutner, Patricia A. Nutrition In Perspective. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs. 1980.

Rosenthal, S. Fresh Food. E. P. Dutton: New York. 1978.

United States Department of Agriculture. Composition of Foods: Nut and Seed Products-Raw-Processed-Prepared. Washington D.C. 1984.