Monday, October 26, 2009

How to make Chestnut Soy Milk

There are many ways to cook chestnut in Chinese dishes.Today,I would like to make a cup of nutririous chestnut soy milk! Here is some information I found at about chestnut:
Fresh chestnut fruits have about 180 Kcaloriesto 200 Kcalper 100 gr. of product; it is nevertheless much lower than that of walnuts, almonds, other nuts and dried fruit (about 600 Kcal per 100 gr). As with any plant product, chestnuts contain no cholesterol.They also contain very little fat, mostly unsaturated, and no gluten.

Their carbohydrate content compares with that of wheat and rice; chestnuts have twice as much starch as the potato. In some areas Sweet Chestnut trees are called "the bread tree". When chestnuts are just starting to ripen, the fruit is mostly starch and is very firm under finger pressure from the high water content. As the chestnuts ripen, the starch is slowly converted into sugars; and moisture content also starts decreasing. Upon pressing the chestnut a slight 'give' can be felt: the hull is not so tense, there is space between it and the flesh of the fruit. The water is being replaced by sugars, which means better conservation.

They are the only "nuts" that carry vitamin C. One ounce of boiled or steamed chestnuts has 7 mg of vitamin C; dried chestnuts have more than double that amount with 16.6 mg. for one ounce,as much as the lemon. Fresh chestnuts have a very high water content: superior to 52%, and a high transpiration rate similar to that of potatoes and onions. They can lose even 1% of weight in one day at 20°C and 70% relative humidity.

The fruit also contains many other micro-nutrients:

All you need are a cup of soy bean and 6 chestnut and a Soy milk maker. If you do not have a soymilk maker, you may use pan to boil which will takes more work and time.


Put soy bean in water for 4 hours.
Wash the soybean and put them in the soy milk maker.
Get 6 chestnut and cut them into small pieces and put in the soy mikl maker.
Add water to the level lines
Turn on the soy milk maker.
15-20 minutes later, may enjoy your chestnut soy milk!!!