Future of Food – Roast Chestnuts

Roast Chestnuts
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  1. Chestnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F with rack in the middle.
  2. Cut an X in rounded side of each chestnut with a small sharp knife.
  3. Roast chestnuts, cut side up, in a shallow baking pan until shells curl away from nutmeats, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Wrap hot chestnuts in a kitchen towel and squeeze gently to further loosen shells.
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Chestnuts represent the nutritional equivalent to corn and the starch profile of rice, and yet they grow on trees. All the food items that corn is used as the backbone for, can be made using Chestnuts, but Chestnuts are (1) perennial, (2) do not require tillage, and (3) help fight climate change. We grow Chinese Chestnuts as they are immune to the American Chestnut blight. Depending on the species they can grow into a 100′ tree, can be managed as a coppice, a grove, planted in rows with other plants cropped in the alleys.

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