Chestnuts are quite different from other nuts nutritionally and in a culinary sense. They are only eaten cooked and have a sweet, nutty taste but a texture similar to a firm baked potato rather than the crunchy texture of other nuts. Nutritionally chestnuts are more like a wholegrain than a nut as they are low in fat, contain carbohydrate and are high in dietary fibre. They are also a source of folate and surprisingly contain vitamin C which is not found in other nuts. Chestnuts are also versatile. They can be used in savoury and sweet recipes or eaten as a delicious snack on their own.