Nutritional quality of chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) cultivars from Portugal

  title={Nutritional quality of chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) cultivars from Portugal},
  author={Olga Borges and B. Gonçalves and J. S. D. Carvalho and Paula Correia and A. P. Silva},
  journal={Food Chemistry},
  • Olga Borges, B. Gonçalves, +2 authors A. P. Silva
  • Published 2008
  • Chemistry
  • Food Chemistry
  • Abstract Chemical composition of eight sweet chestnut cultivars from the three protected designation of origin (PDO) areas in the Tras-os-Montes region were studied: Aveleira, Reborda, Trigueira and Zeive from PDO ‘Terra Fria’, Demanda, Longal and Martainha from PDO ‘Soutos da Lapa’ and Judia from PDO ‘Padrela’. Chestnuts were characterised by high moisture content (∼50%), high levels of starch (43 g 100 g−1 dry matter – d.m.) and low fat content (3 g 100 g−1 d.m.). Nuts contained significant… CONTINUE READING

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