Portret of poisonous beauty

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Horse chestnuts – conkers

Horse chestnuts, also called conkers, are a very different nut. Are horse chestnuts edible? They are not. In general, toxic horse chestnuts should not be consumed by people, horses or other livestock. But does it make them less beautiful, absolutely not . The “conker” is the fruit of the horse-chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum).  Not actually […]

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Sweet chestnut

Unlike the nuts of the horse chestnut, those of the sweet chestnut are edible to humans and can be roasted and used in a variety of recipes, including stuffing for poultry, cake fillings, nut roasts and much more. The Romans ground sweet chestnuts into a flour or coarse meal.

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