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Will the chestnut return as an American food staple?

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Chestnuts were once a major food source in the U.S. for Native Americans and enslaved Black Americans. But a fungus killed off billions of American chestnut trees.

Now, there are efforts to revive the trees and bring back chestnuts to the American table. Jacob Fenston of WAMU reports.

This segment aired on November 23, 2021.

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