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Old 05-18-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Chestnut Flour: Anyone try this?

Has anyone tried using chestnut flour? I was looking through this website and saw it listed. This is what it said:

chestnut flour = farina di castagne = sweet chestnut flour = roasted chestnut flour Notes: Italian use chestnut flour to make rich desserts, and sometimes breads and pasta. It also makes terrific pancakes. Don't confuse it with water chestnut flour, which is used in Asian cuisine.

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Would it be considered low carb?
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:24 AM   #2
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I found this information on the calorie count website about chestnut flour:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (100 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 371

Calories from Fat 33

Total Fat 3.7g 6%

Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%

Cholesterol 1mg 0%

Sodium 25mg 1%

Carbohydrates 78g 26%

Dietary Fiber 9.2g 37%

Protein 6.5g

Low carb can mean different things to different people. I would consider this high carb.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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Yeah, I consider chestnuts high carb, too. I used to make a recipe for Christmas Dinner that was a Brandied Chestnut Soup. Really, amazingly good, but since going LC I have had to give it up. A shame.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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Thank you so much! Yep, it seems high carb! Bummed!
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:00 PM   #5
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Chestnuts are loaded with sugar/starch....boo! One of my favorite things to munch on November thru January used to be chestnuts roasted in the oven. And the chestnut cakes are supposed to be AMAZING!
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:31 PM   #6
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I have added a tablespoon of chestnut flour to my almond meal pancake recipe. I liked the texture it brought to the recipe. I have a bunch of chestnut flour recipes pinned on pinterest but I haven't made them yet.
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