Chestnuts Without Pellicle

ORAC Value:
μ mol TE/100g.

The antioxidant value of Chestnuts Without Pellicle described in ORAC units is: 750 μ mol TE/100g.


Is it healthier to eat chestnuts with pellicle (skin) or without? By keeping the skin on, you are getting over 4x more antioxidants than you do by eating chestnuts without their pellicle.

ORAC Source

Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't: Carlsen MH, Halvorsen BL, Holte K, et al. Nutrition Journal NIH Jan 2010