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Thread: Chestnuts

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    Senior Member MamaHen's Avatar
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    I enjoy eating the Chestnuts straight out of fridge. I just use large chef knife, slice through the middle top to bottom and then pop meat out of skin. Nice & crunchy and a sweet flavor.

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    I love them!!! My mom use to boil rather than roast them

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    How do you tell an eatable chestnut from a horse chestnut that I was told was poisonous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeannedog View Post
    How do you tell an eatable chestnut from a horse chestnut that I was told was poisonous?
    The horse chestnut often times called a conker is a native tree to Europe. If there are any in the US I am not sure. The seed pods are completely different looking along with the leaves on the tree. Looking it up on Google, it seems that there MAY be some medicinal value to them. More study would be needed to be able to tell the difference between them.

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    The horse chestnut grows in the U. S. and Canada. It has lovely flowers and the nuts used to be used as a component of acetone during WWII. When we were little we used them to fight battles --- my nose bone is split because I stood up at the wrong time!
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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