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How to choose chestnut? Selection skills and edible methods of Chestnut

It's a good time to eat chestnuts. A large number of chestnuts are fresh on the market, but it's not so easy to buy good chestnuts. Many chestnuts look fine, but there are insects inside. Some chestnuts are full. So how should chestnut be selected? This article will bring you the selection skills and eating methods for handling. Let's have a look.

Selection skills of chestnut

You can pinch chestnuts by hand. If the particles are solid, the pulp is generally plump; If the particles are empty, it indicates that the pulp has been dried or the meat has been soft after muggy. Put a handful of chestnuts into your hand and shake them. There is a shell sound, indicating that the pulp has dried and hardened. It may be that chestnuts pretend to be fresh chestnuts the next year. Good chestnut has light yellow kernel, strong fruit, fine meat, less water, high sweetness, sufficient waxy quality and strong flavor; On the contrary, it is hard and tasteless with poor taste. The bigger the chestnut particles, the better. Chinese chestnut can be divided into South chestnut and North chestnut. Generally, Beili has small particles, about 70 ~ 80 per 500g, flat circular shape, thin peel, easy to peel after frying, uniform particles and good quality.

When purchasing, you should choose a large chestnut with dark brown skin and luster as the top grade. In the market, some stalls sell chestnuts of the same size. It is understood that most of these chestnuts are stored in the cold storage, especially last year's chestnuts. Most of these chestnuts are processed through mechanical peeling and screening. They are not new products this year, and the price is cheaper than this season's chestnuts, How long should you mind when buying. The newly listed chestnuts vary in size, and it is not easy to peel them. The artificially peeled chestnuts will leave residual dandruff and knife marks on the chestnuts. There is a thin layer of fluff on the epidermis of fresh chestnut, while the epidermis of old chestnut is smooth. It is best to carefully check whether there are insect eyes when picking chestnuts, because chestnuts are most prone to insects.

Storage of Chestnut

The most important thing for chestnuts is to prevent drying, so if you want to keep them fresh until winter, you can find a little wet sand, more, and then bury the chestnuts in it. However, the disadvantage is that a few chestnuts will rot, but they will not dry. Can also be placed in the refrigerator freezer, but also to prevent rot. If it is already peeled chestnuts, seal them with fresh-keeping bags and put them in the refrigerator.

Edible method of Chestnut

1. Because the chestnuts in the South and North have their own characteristics, the eating methods are also different: northerners fry chestnuts in coarse sand and thin sugar to make sugar fried chestnuts, while southerners often use chestnuts to cook and cook soup. There are many uses of chestnuts, which can be used to add water and make soup. They can be used for body deficiency and limb soreness after illness; It can be eaten with chestnut porridge and sugar, which has the effect of tonifying kidney qi and strengthening muscles and bones; Several air dried chestnuts can be eaten every morning and evening, and fresh chestnuts can also be simmered and cooked for the elderly with kidney deficiency; In case of injury, congestion, swelling and pain, raw chestnut meat can be ground into mud and applied to the affected area.

2. Chestnut peeling method: wash the raw chestnuts, put them into the vessel, add a little refined salt, immerse them in boiling water, and cover the pot. After 5 minutes, take out the chestnuts and cut them, and the chestnut skin will fall off with the chestnut shell. This method saves time and effort to remove the chestnut skin.