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Hello I live in Wisconsin and bought some Chestnuts imported from Italy early December from a grocery store. I noticed while I was scoring them that majority of them were green or powdery inside I assume this means they were rotting.

When I bought them from the grocery, they were sold next to other holiday nuts in a open air basket.

Is there anything I can watch out for to buy good Chestnuts?

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    After decades of trying, my conclusion is you must buy them in a place that sells a lot of them so they are always fresh. Where I live that means an Asian market. Dec 12, 2023 at 14:01
  • Or buy the pre-shelled vacuum/foil packed ones. Which don't have any "roasting on an open fire" prospects.
    – Ecnerwal
    Dec 12, 2023 at 15:52

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