Benefits of Walnut

It is known that walnut leaves, furits and timber are used in different areas of the industry. Before the shell hardens green fruits are used in the food and pharmaceutical industry is used in paint industry, the leaves, shells and roots are used in tannin and paint industry. In addition, the walnut tree is an important source of raw materials in furniture. However, the nutrient content of walnuts is the origin of the actual growth of walnuts in the world. Walnut has an important place in the human diet because it contains valuable nutritional ingredients that have positive effects on human health. For this reason, there are a lot of studies abroad, especially on the determination of the composition of walnuts at macro and micro levels.
Although they contain quite different food items, the most important nutrient item of walnuts is oil. Walnuts contain about 52-70% fat. The walnut is more noticeable with its fatty acid composition than its high fat content. Walnut oil is rich in essential fatty acids and the fatty acid composition is largely composed of oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids. It is known that approximately 50-70% of walnut oil is composed of polyunsaturated fatty acids and has the highest linoleic acid level (~ 60% linoleic acid, ~ 11% linolenic acid) in hard-shelled fruit.  

It is reported that walnut consumption lowers total plasma and LDL cholesterol due to high polyunsaturated fatty acid content and prevents cardiovascular diseases. It is also rich in walnut, protein, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, Vitamin E, B vitamins and pulp which should be included in our daily diet. There is a positive effect on the health of the digestive system in terms of pulp, regulation of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol level and protection against cardiovascular diseases. In addition, walnut, energy value is high.

The only type of fruit that contains silver is walnut. The only organ we need for silver ions is the brain. Silver is effective in protecting the health of the human brain and learning. Because the silver ion has antibacterial properties. Walnuts are among the rare foods containing selenium. Selenium binds to proteins to make important antioxidant enzymes, selenoproteins.

Walnut is also a type of fruit that has a hight energy source.  100 gr of walnut energy source is about 700 calorie. It also contains arginine, fiber, tannins and polyphenols in high amounts with low lysine arginine ratio. Scientific research has shown that there is a significant relationship between dietary plant nutrition and low-risk heart attack and cancer.

Walnut prevents blood clotting, lowers risk of coronary heart disease, lowers triglyceride and cholesterol levels, provides nerve conduction, gives high energy, is a good source of protein and plays an important role in metabolism due to the vitamins, minerals and trace elements it contains. The products obtained from the walnut green shell are used for colonic cleansing, intestinal worm removal and regular operation of the kidneys. The content of immature walnut tannin is very high. When immature walnuts are eated (Of course not too much) the roots of the hairs are fed well and strong hair is formed.
Use of Wood
The value of walnut wood is due to its irregular, very shaped and very mixed color. Walnut has an anatomical, physical, mechanical and decorative properties with good polishing ability. For this reason, it is mainly used in the production of massive furniture and coatings, as a rifle cradle and pistol grip in the weapon industry, in the production of parquet, in sports equipment, in making musical instruments, in carving and in many other places.

Industrial Area use of Fruits
As a food source, walnut is also used in the paint and tannin industry and before the endocarbial hardening in food and pharmaceutical industries. Fruit endokarbı is used as a mixture between flammable material, plastic padding, battery boxes and industrial covering material. It is also used in insecticides, fur cleanser and radio speaker making, rubber and vinegar industry.
Use of Walnut Shell
The green crust is also used as dyestuff as the green leaves are used. In the USA, green crust extracts are marketed as ready-made paint material in small-sized packages. In addition, the green shell is dried and milled to clean the intestinal worms. 
Walnut Leaves
Fresh leaves are pungent, bitter and bitter. The juglon obtained from the leaves can be used as a natural remedy in the dyeing of wool, cotton and silk yarns as well as being used as an antiseptic in skin diseases, as an appetizer, a constipation remover, a blood sugar reducing and a force giving agent in folk medicine as a blood purifier and a force transmitter in pharmacology. Its extract is used in shampoo that prevents hair loss
Walnut in the Kitchen
The use of walnuts in the kitchen enriched the taste of the dishes. Walnut sausage, pestil, walnut, walnut bread, pastries, cakes and especially the Turkish Baklava that made the Turkish cuisine opened to the world cuisine. Walnut is also processed with mulberry to make foods known as 'lök'.