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picking chestnuts properly (and our ideas for places to easily find them)

To differentiate chestnuts from horse chestnuts, look at their shell and the shape of the fruit. The first has a brown bug with long prickles and the fruit inside is small and almond or heart shaped. The base is more or less crushed. On the other hand, the horse chestnut is covered with a thick green bug with small and thick peaks. The fruit is bigger and rounder than the chestnut and when a chestnut bug can contain 3 or 4, the horse chestnut is alone in its bug. Another clue, the two fruits do not grow at all in the sam   howtoincreasedomainauthority    e environments. Horse chestnut is found in cities, streets or parks, while chestnuts are found in forests, woods or orchards. Now that you know how to get it right, it's time to find out where to pick chestnuts! Where to collect chestnuts? In France, there is no shortage of this nut. They grow in Ardèche, Île-de-France, Alsace, Auvergne, Hauts-de-France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Languedoc-Roussillon, in short everywhere. To find

What is the difference between chestnuts and chestnuts?

In the fall, you may have planned to pick chestnuts? Good idea, but be careful not to go wrong with horse chestnuts! Here's everything you need to know to properly pick them up and cook them. Discover our bonus recipe!



Fall is the perfect season to take a walk in the colorful woods. If you are fluky enough to live near a forest, you have surely noticed that this is also the season when the ground is covered with chestnuts. This tree nut can be picked from late September to early November. It is better not to wait to go because the bugs that fall on the ground mold quickly. Reading these lines, are you thirsty for adventure? So go look for them! But first, just a moment of attention. Make sure you know where to pick them up and especially how to do it right. You have most certainly already plucked chestnuts thinking that, like chestnuts, they are eaten. Well no… Let us explain.

What is the difference between chestnuts and chestnuts?

In everyday language, the terms “chestnut” and “chestnut” are used as well, but they actually refer to the same fruit. The edible one should actually only be called chestnut, the fruit of the chestnut tree. You can, for example, find chestnut cream in the store. It is not made with real chestnuts but with chestnuts.

As for him, the fruit of the chestnut tree is called “horse chestnut” and to ingest it is dangerous for health. It is indeed very toxic. However, some use it in cosmetics because it has many benefits for the skin. Calling a chestnut "brown" is therefore an abuse of language which leads to a lot of confusion ...

How to recognize a chestnut (aka chestnut) from a horse chestnut?

To differentiate chestnuts from horse chestnuts, look at their shell and the shape of the fruit. The first has a brown bug with long prickles and the fruit inside is small and almond or heart shaped. The base is more or less crushed.

On the other hand, the horse chestnut is covered with a thick green bug with small and thick peaks. The fruit is bigger and rounder than the chestnut and when a chestnut bug can contain 3 or 4, the horse chestnut is alone in its bug.

Another clue, the two fruits do not grow at all in the same environments. Horse chestnut is found in cities, streets or parks, while chestnuts are found in forests, woods or orchards.

Now that you know how to get it right, it's time to find out where to pick chestnuts!

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