Jam from Green Walnuts is an Important Source of Iron, Iodine, Chromium, and a Number of Other Elements

  • Gayrat Yakhshibaevich Pardaev , Ruziboy Normakhmatov


This article provides an overview of green walnuts and presents the results of experimental studies of the chemical composition of jam obtained from green walnuts. Green walnuts as raw materials are very rich in ballast substances and have a very diverse macro- and micro-elemental composition. A study of the literature shows that green walnuts are very rich in trace elements such as iodine, which can be used as iodine-containing raw materials for the manufacture of a number of food products. Experimental studies performed by us have shown that the main macro-elements of jam from green walnuts are sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron and the trace elements are iodine, zinc, cadmium, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and silicon. Due to the diverse macro- and micro-elemental composition, jam from green walnuts is considered useful for the human body. It can be used as a food product in the food industry, as well as a prophylactic for several diseases, especially iodine deficiency in humans, which affects a number of regions of Uzbekistan and other countries located far from the sea coast. Green walnut jam is also a gourmet product that can be served as a finished product.

Jam from green walnuts can also serve as an additional source of the trace element cobalt. Our research found that the cobalt content in jam is 23 mcg per 100 grams of product. Another important trace element in jam from green walnuts is cadmium, where its content is 10 micrograms per 100 grams of product. Comparing the values ​​of these indicators with the daily norms of cobalt and cadmium, we can conclude that this product can serve as an essential source of these trace elements, which favorably affect the development of the human body.

Green walnuts are high in functional ingredients such as ascorbic acid and polyphenolic compounds. In the production of jam, the bulk of these components are preserved. In this regard, we can say that jam from green walnuts is a product that has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic properties. Using this product, the human body will receive the elements that it requires.