chapter  11
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Chemical Composition and Health Aspects of Chestnut (Castanea spp.)

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization [1] statistics, world’s chestnut production was 1,164,959 MT in 2006 (Table 11.1). China was one of the largest producers, with 825,000 MT in 2006, followed by Korea (76,447 MT), Turkey (53,814 MT), Italy (52,000 MT), Bolivia (40,980 MT), Portugal (29,133 MT), and Japan (23,100 MT).