Italian Chestnut Flour, Renato Rossi, 500g, Product of Italy

Italian Chestnut Flour, Renato Rossi, 500g, Product of Italy
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Italian Chestnut Flour, Renato Rossi, 500g, Product of Italy

 

Chestnut Flour is a grayish-tan alternative to regular all-purpose flour made from ground Chestnuts. Its sweet flavor makes it a favorite ingredient for recipes involving almonds, chocolate, honey, and hazelnuts. A Gluten-Free product, Chestnut Flour is a cooking option for people with celiac disease or other gluten intolerances or allergies.

Since chestnuts do not contain the fat content regular nuts have, and are instead largely composed of carbohydrates, they have many of the same properties as flour. Known as the grain that grows on trees, chestnuts have been dried and made into mellow, sweet flavored flour in Italy for centuries. In Tuscany, where it is known as Farina di Castagne, chestnut flour is considered a staple food, and it is commonly called for in recipes.

Low in fat and calories, flour made from chestnuts is considered a healthier alternative to almond flour and white flour. It also generally contains less carbohydrates than white flour, making it an option for people striving to consume less of the nutrient. It is still, however, considered a high glycemic index food. The flour does not contain a significant amount of other nutrients.

Uses of the flour are endless. Chestnut Flour bread, pie crust, crepes, and other baked foods can be made with the ingredient. Chestnut Flour Pasta is a popular dinner meal, particularly when combined with pine nut sauce. Chestnut Cake, a Corsican recipe, also calls for the flour. The cake is available in many Corsican restaurants as a typical dessert.


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