The Tenerife chestnut is a quality product, with high nutritious value and high culinary value. Tenerife chestnuts are grown in areas at average sea level height in the north and south of the island. There are more than twenty varieties that differ from those found in the rest of Spain.
It has a great tradition in Tenerife, where it has had a strong influence on society and its food across several centuries. That is why it continues as an essential part of popular festivals across the island, such as All saints, Saint Andrew’s Day, Easter and the carnival period.
The chestnut forms part of our gastronomic identity and is increasingly popular in new Canarian cuisine, there people are finding new uses for it and including it in traditional recipes.