Wild Food ForagingLearn How To Score Roast and Peel Chestnuts

Learn How To Score Roast and Peel Chestnuts

Many homesteaders are choosing to learn how to score, roast, peel and eat Chestnuts as part of rural, suburban and urban wild food foraging.

Because of chestnuts have high starch content (twice that of potatoes), they have historically been used more as a vegetable than a nut. Once the outer shell has been removed, you will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of nut meat will be inside. Chestnuts are sweet and can be eaten on their own as a snack or chopped up and added to many recipes. Chestnuts can be eaten raw, baked, boiled or roasted. Did you know that you can roast, dehydrate and grind up to make gluten free chestnut flour ?

Warning: Chestnuts EXPLODE if cooked without being pierced or halved first! Steam will build up inside the sealed nut, causing them to detonate like popcorn, only they just make a big mess.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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