The Guardian Angel

Chestnuts ‘Castanea’

Height: 55cm | Sale price Price 32.000 JD Regular price Unit price  per 

Origin

☘ Origin: Asia Minor. It’s believed that the ancient Greeks were the first to introduce and cultivate Chestnuts in the Mediterranean region about 3.000 years ago.
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Family: Fagaceae
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Botanical Name: Castanea
 Common Name(s): Castana · Chestnut 

Symbolism

The Chestnut, Castenea, was nicknamed "acorn of Zeus" among the Greeks. Among the Celts, the Chestnut was considered the guardian of men and animals until the new year. Surprise your dad with a original and ecological gift : give him a chestnut as strong and reassuring as him!

This tree has had a lot of symbolic meaning to those that find it in their environment and some of the symbolism of the Chestnut tree include fertility, abundance, provision, longevity, invigoration, and lots more.

Chestnut signals a time of taking on the responsibility of being a provider for ourselves, our family and our community. Chestnuts belong to the Fagaceae family of trees, which include Beech and Oak. All three genera are generous providers of life-sustaining gifts.

Name Story

The botanical name Castanea comes from Castanis, an ancient city located in Turkey.

Feng Shui

Having a food-producing plant should increase your feeling of abundance.

Interesting Facts

Alexander the Great and the Roman army planted sweet chestnut, Castanea sativa, trees across Europe to insure a staple food source for their troops. Sweet chestnuts can live to be more than 2,000 years old. Sweet chestnut is native to Europe and Asia Minor. The word sativa in Latin means “cultivated.”

☘ Japanese Chestnut, known as “kuri”, were in cultivation before rice, possibly as early 15,000 BCE. Their sweet, edible nuts are an important part of the New Year’s menu for they represent both success and hard times.

American Chestnuts were staples in the diets of native people for thousands of years, where they blanketed eastern North America. Unfortunately, 3–4 billion American chestnut trees were destroyed by chestnut blight between 1900 and 1950. The blight-resistant Japanese and Chinese chestnut, Castanea mollissima, are now the most commonly planted species in the United States. 

Health Benefits

Chestnuts remain a good source of antioxidants, even after cooking. They are rich in gallic acid and ellagic acid - two antioxidants that increase in concentration when cooked. Antioxidants and minerals like magnesium and potassium help reduce your risk of cardiovascular issues, such as heart disease or stroke.

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