Many people identify the scent of autumn with the smell of chestnuts. The season of chestnuts has begun, and street vendors in Mostar are selling these autumn delicacies. All of us can agree that chestnuts make excellent baked snacks, and those who love cakes add this irreplaceable flavor in many premium desserts.
The scent chestnuts are already in the air on the streets of Mostar, and with the inevitable black fingers, chestnuts hiding and a series of secret.
Tour Guide Mostar brings you five reasons why you should include chestnuts in the daily diet:
- Rich in vitamin C and because of it stands out among similar foods, and has low levels of fat. Chestnut contains less than 70 calories per 30 grams, which makes it ideal for weight loss.
- Chestnuts are rich in folic acid, precisely in vitamin B9. This is responsible for the formation of red blood cells and the synthesis of DNA.
- This autumn food helps lower cholesterol levels, and to meet the daily requirements for vitamins and minerals recommended intake of 85 grams. When eating chestnuts, you take in magnesium and phosphorus, which are important for bone metabolism, as well as potassium, which balances blood pressure.
- In their composition, chestnuts have the highest percentage of starch and gluten-free, which makes it all the more popular food. Also, chestnut flour is proved to be ideal in making cakes, ice cream, soups and sauces.
- Wild chestnut is not edible, but has a number of medicinal properties. For example, tea chestnut successfully relieves the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis, as a main ingredient in the cream is ideal for the treatment of varicose veins, as well as in the fight against cellulite.