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Castanea sativa

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A species of chestnut originally native to the Mediterranean in south-eastern Europe to Caucasus in Asia Minor. Wild or naturalized populations occur throughout southern Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia. It is cultivated in mild temperate regions in Europe and in the southern hemisphere and some subtropical regions.

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  • Condensed Tannin
  • Ellagic Acid
  • Gallic Acid Equivalent
  • Total Phenolic Compound
  • Sweet Chestnut

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Lim, T.K. (2012). Castanea sativa. In: Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4053-2_2

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