All About Pecans with Health Benefits Galore

All About PecansHealth benefits make investigating all about pecans worthwhile.  Pecans get their origins from Mexico and the southcentral and southeastern regions of the US.   While not technically a nut, and instead a drupe (a fruit with a single stone or pit surrounded by a husk), the pecan is still everyone’s favorite ‘nut’ – and for good reason.

These wonderful little nuts can be found at almost any grocery store, as well as on the internet through sellers like us.  However,  buying direct from us the grower ensures a better quality single variety product.  Make it all about pecans and view our Fancy Shelled Pecan Halves.  They make wonderful snacks as well as lovely gifts for the holidays.

Snacking

Because of their nutrient content, pecans make excellent snacks. They aren’t full of sodium, though you can certainly roast them with a little salt if you choose.  Pecans are all natural and do not contain any fillers or additives.  Instead, they contain lots of fiber and healthy fats to keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Cooking And Baking

Pecans are not only healthy snacks – they are also extremely versatile! They can be candied, spiced, roasted, and used in a number of recipes to add a healthy and delicious little crunch. For instance, you can chop or grind them up to be used as toppings for salads or treats such as ice cream, or they can be incorporated into baked goods such as cakes, cookies, bread, and muffins.

Benefits

As mentioned above, pecans are a healthy little nut due to all of the nutrients they provide.  Pecans are excellent for reducing cholesterol levels and promoting healthy cell regeneration, as well as lowering the risk of heart disease because of their fiber and antioxidant rich design.  In addition to the fiber content,  pecans pack a punch  with 19 vitamins and minerals.  So there’s really no reason to not incorporate them into your diet!