The Chestnut

The Chestnut

Chestnuts were the basis of Corsican cuisine for a long time, until after the war, when production was almost completely stopped. Fortunately, the decline has stopped. The consumption of chestnuts is back in fashion. There is a new interest in the tree and its fruits, as shown by the beautiful chestnut groves that are being maintained again.

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The chestnut tree is only productive at an altitude of 300 to 800 metres and is not very demanding. It reaches full maturity at the age of 35 and remains a good producer until the age of 70, but can age for several centuries!

Chestnut flour contains more than 75% carbohydrates, which makes it an energy food. If you have the opportunity, try the famous chestnut polenta, which used to replace bread.

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