Organic Collection’s chestnuts are from the Ardeche, the most famous chestnut area in Europe, gathered from over ninety organic growers and co-ops. Chestnut trees require an acidic and chalk-free soil and grow best at a slight altitude. The Ardeche provides optimum conditions and Chestnut trees were planted here as far back as Roman times although the modern groves date back to the middle ages – when chestnuts were a vital winter food and commonly known as arbre a pain (bread tree), with chestnuts in flour, soups and dishes.
Organico French Chestnuts are harvested and processed only once a year during the autumn with the harvest occurring in stages across the province depending on latitude and altitude. Organico uses several different chestnut varieties which are cooked whole on a fire with the outer skin removed by hand, after which the chestnut is placed in boiling water and the inner skin removed with jet sprays – an essentially artisanal process that aims to preserve the nutritional and taste qualities of the chestnut.
This product is Organic and is Vegan.
At As Nature Intended, we ensure that the products that we stock come from natural origin wherever possible and are free from toxins.
Organically grown chestnuts