What is chestnut?
The name “chestnut” is derived from an earlier English term “chesten nut”, which descends from the Old French word Chastain. Chestnut species can vary across the world, such as sweet chestnut, Chinese chestnut, American chestnut, European chestnut, from which, the Chinese chestnut is commonly planted, cultivated in the whole world for it characterization of chestnut blight( a deadly infectious disease between plants) resistance. Chestnuts contain very little fat, mostly unsaturated, and no gluten, which makes it a popular snack food when roasted.
The fruit can be peeled and eaten raw, but it can be somewhat astringent, especially if the pellicle is not removed. While the chestnut is usually used for culinary purposes. In china, during the end of autumn, the beginning of winter, chestnut stir-fried with caramel is the most favorable snack food in supermarkets, canteens. The total consumption of roasted chestnut in China is considerable big. Also, confectionery made with milled chestnut as filling is the unique conventional desert in China.
At the turn of season of autumn and winter, Chestnuts can be found on the ground around trees with its outlook reminiscent to hedgehog, thus the harvest of chestnut is realized by using a pair of special clamp. After harvest, remove the barbed outer layer by hand wearing special gloves. Then, storage of the nut shall be after sun exposure. But for the subsidiary processing, the chestnut shall be shelled efficiently. Automatic shelling machine offered by Shuliy Machinery is characterized by the high efficiency, high shelling rate with low damage rate is widely used in the chestnut processing.