What Are Pecan Shells Good For?

 What Are Pecan Shells Good For?When you buy a bag of in-shell or cracked pecans, you need to put in a little work to get to the nutritious pecan kernel inside. It’s a fun way to pass some time and space out your snacking, but what happens to the pecan shells once you’re done? What good are they once the edible parts are gone? As it turns out, pecan farms have found several uses for those shells, and there are a few ways you can use those shells yourself. Continue reading

Try A Pecan Garnish On These 3 Recipes

 Try A Pecan Garnish On These 3 RecipesWhen you want to add a little something special to your recipe, pecans are just about perfect. Their mild flavor won’t overwhelm the dish whether it’s sweet or savory, but you’ll know they’re in there thanks to the pecan’s unique texture. A garnish of chopped pecans can improve the texture and taste of all kinds of main dishes and desserts, but if you’re having trouble thinking of something to start with you should consider adding it to the following meals. Continue reading

Not All Pecans Are Equal

Not All Pecans Are EqualEveryone knows there are several types of apple. All you have to do is head to a grocery store and you’ll see half a rainbow of apple colors stacked next to each other. However, what you might not realize is that what’s true about apples is just as true about every other type of plant we cultivate. You can find dozens of pecan varieties out there, and the Natchitoches orchard features several tasty varieties we offer customers looking for some Louisiana pecans. Continue reading

Candied Pecans Make Excellent Gifts

Candied Pecans Make Excellent GiftsWith their smooth but slightly crunchy texture and a buttery flavor that goes well with sweet and savory dishes, it’s no wonder that candied pecans have been a popular dessert and snack for generations. All you need to make some yourself is a few basic ingredients, some time in the oven, and a blend of spices you can find online or create yourself to give your candied pecans the perfect kick. Continue reading

Pecans: A Truly American Nut

 Pecans: A Truly American NutVery few people know that the history of pecans is tied closely to the history of the founding of our country. Pecans are native to the United States and were found nowhere else in the world. They became an important food source for settlers and our founding fathers. Here is the story of how this unassuming nut helped shape our American history. Continue reading

Looking For The Secret To Healthy Skin? Grab A Handful Of Natchitoches Pecans

Looking For The Secret To Healthy Skin? Grab A Handful Of Natchitoches PecansWe all want clearer, younger looking skin. The best kept secret is not in the aisles of the drugstore or high end department makeup counters, but right in our pantry. Pecans are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that support healthy skins. These nutrients help fight against damage, support the production of collagen, and leave skin feeling soft and healthy. Rather than loading up on face cream, add a handful of pecans to your diet every day. Continue reading

10 Unusual Flavors To Spice Up Your Roasted Pecans

10 Unusual Flavors To Spice Up Your Roasted PecansIf you’re anything like us, you love snacking on roasted pecans. We offer a great variety of delicious flavors of roasted pecans, but they are also incredibly easy to make at home. If you are looking for something a little more unusual, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of ten unique flavors of roasted pecans you can make at home. These tempting snacks are sure to delight any adventurous foodie. Continue reading

Pecans Are More Than Just A Pie Ingredient

Pecans Are More Than Just A Pie IngredientTo many people, when they hear the word ‘pecan’, they think of only a couple of things – pecan pie and pecan praline. And while there’s no doubt that those two desserts can be among the most deliciously tantalizing on the table, pecans can be used in a surprising number of ways that most don’t think about. Continue reading