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.



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Advisory Information:

  • Store at cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat
  • Best before: see back of product.


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

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