Roasted Chestnuts

I must have heard that old Christmas song, “Chestnuts Roasting Over an Open Fire” thousands of times when growing up. It was on my mother's favorite “Andy Williams Sings Your Favorite Christmas Songs” albums. The funny thing is that I had never seen chestnuts being roasted until coming to Thailand.

Chestnuts roasting

Chestnuts roasting in a pot in the market

The sight is not that common in Thailand either, but you will see it from time to time, especially during the cool season from November to March. The chestnuts are roasted in a very large wok or purpose-built pot filled with tiny iron pellets. The nuts are mixed in with the hot pellets and stirred constantly while the nuts roast.

Weight Information
1 oz 28.4 g
Nutritional Information for 1 oz
Energy 67.876
Protein 1.27232 20.000 6%
Total lipid (fat) 0.33796 65.000 1%
Carbohydrate, by difference 14.87024 300.000 5%
Calcium, Ca 5.396 1000.000 1%
Iron, Fe 0.426 18.000 2%
Magnesium, Mg 25.56 400.000 6%
Phosphorus, P 28.968 1000.000 3%
Potassium, K 135.468 3500.000 4%
Sodium, Na 1.136 2400.000 0%
Zinc, Zn 0.26412 15.000 2%
Copper, Cu 0.109908 2.000 5%
Manganese, Mn 0.485072 2.000 24%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 10.9056 60.000 18%
Thiamin 0.0426 1.500 3%
Riboflavin 0.02556 1.700 2%
Niacin 0.426 20.000 2%
Pantothenic acid 0.168128 10.000 2%
Vitamin B-6 0.124108 2.000 6%
Folate, total 20.448 400.000 5%
Folate, food 20.448 400.000 5%
Vitamin A, IU 1.42 5000.000 0%
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.0497 20.000 0%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.17608
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.087188