Question: Can you eat European horse chestnut?

Are horse chestnuts edible? They are not. In general, toxic horse chestnuts should not be consumed by people, horses or other livestock. Read on for more information about these poisonous conkers.

Is European horse chestnut edible?

While cultivated or wild sweet chestnuts are edible, horse chestnuts are toxic, and can cause digestive disorders such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, or throat irritation.

Can you eat wild horse chestnuts?

Even though conkers might look appealing, theres no sensible way you can eat one. And yes, that applies even if you fry, boil or roast them.

Is it bad to eat too many chestnuts?

Eating too many chestnuts can have unpleasant side effects such as the formation of air into the stomach (flatulence) and bloating.

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