A must-have: discover our frozen chestnuts
12 December 2023
From starters to desserts, chestnuts are the perfect ingredient for any recipe during the holiday period. Whether savory or sweet, in a pan-fried vegetable dish, in meat stuffings, in desserts or simply hot, the chestnut is the fruit that represents the end-of-year season. So that you can prepare your recipes with high-quality products, we invite you to discover or rediscover our frozen chestnuts.
Two picking areas for our frozen chestnuts
Europe is home to many chestnut-producing countries. The three leading countries are Spain, Italy and Portugal. Harvesting takes place from October to December, depending on the year, and it is at this time that we forecast volumes for the following year.
We select our frozen chestnuts from the main growing and harvesting regions: Spain and Portugal. And we privilege the Longal variety, which is harvested later (December). These two picking basins enable us to secure your volumes. We invite you to contact us now to discuss your needs for next year.
The tree-to-kitchen process
The process for frozen chestnuts begins as soon as they are picked. Chestnuts are sorted and peeled before being frozen. In specific cases, they can be blanched if required.
Our range adapts to your needs, with whole chestnuts or pieces depending on your applications.
Point of attention
Although commonly referred to as “marrons”, “marrons glacés” or “creams”, they are in fact a variety of large chestnuts grown for consumption. While both cultivated and wild chestnuts are edible, horse chestnuts are poisonous. Learn how to tell them apart in our previous article: Chestnuts and marrons, important differences.
Did you know ?
The chestnut tree flowers that become chestnuts are called catkins.