How Natchitoches Pecans Support A Healthy Heart

How Natchitoches Pecans Support A Healthy HeartThe American Heart Association states that adding a handful or 1.5 ounces of pecans regularly to your diet can support heart health. Pecans have a variety of nutrients that can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Furthermore, eating healthy nuts in moderation is a great way to give your body the nutrition it needs for a healthy heart. Here are just some of the ways that pecans support a healthy heart. Continue reading

Five Healthy Pecan Smoothie Recipes To Jumpstart Your Day

Five Healthy Pecan Smoothie Recipes To Jumpstart Your Day Smoothies are a great way to start your day. They are healthy, easy-to-make, and can be taken on the go. Louisiana pecans are a healthy superfood, so they make a great addition to any smoothie. They are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, and protein. Pecans also contain essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin E, B vitamins, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and calcium, among others. To jumpstart your day with a nutritional boost, here are some pecan smoothie recipes to try: Continue reading

Father’s Day Pecan Gifts Your Dad Will Love

 Father’s Day Pecan Gifts Your Dad Will Love - Natchitoches PecansFather’s Day is coming up fast and if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the father in your life, don’t worry. We know that shopping for Dad can be pretty tough. However, at Natchitoches, we have a variety of Father’s Day gifts any pop will love. Here are some of the gifts that we recommend to give you an idea of what to get your own Dad: Continue reading

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