Floating water chestnut, chilim, floating rogue, bloody nut (Trapa natans) aquatic plant is ubiquitous in many European regions, Asian countries, on the African continent. Grows in lakes, backwaters and rivers, often forms continuous thickets. Prefers silty soils of slowly flowing or stagnant bodies of water..
Hazelnuts floating, chilim, flywort floating, bloody walnut, Trapa natans, description and emergency use.
The fruits of this plant – nuts with a white seed inside, 2–2.5 cm in size, with hard curved horns, are valued as a useful food product and as an effective therapeutic agent. Harvested fruits of water hazelnuts are difficult to preserve for a long time, but if there is a need for it, they store it unpeeled in a cool place, because peeled nuts lose their taste in 2-3 days.
All parts of the water nut contain carbohydrates, flavanoids, phenolic compounds, triterpenoids, tannins, vitamins, nitrogenous compounds and mineral salts. The fruits contain starch, fatty oil, proteins, carbohydrates, sugar, various vitamins, minerals calcium, manganese, iron, chlorine, phosphorus and magnesium.
The calorie content of watermelon fruit is about 200 kcal. They are eaten raw, boiled in salt water and baked in ash. From the crushed fruits, flour and cereals were obtained, from which you can bake pancakes and bread, cook porridge and stew.
Contraindications for the use of water nut components.
Individual intolerance only.