You'll love the crunchy texture and satisfying flavour of our raw, organic Georgian pecans - mother nature's most antioxidant rich nut!
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and mono-unsaturated fats, organic pecans are a nutritious source of energy for your body.
Enjoy them by the handful, sprinkled on to your favourite salad or cereal, or in muffins, pecan pies, or other baked goods.
Here are some of the nutritional highlights of pecans:
- High in heart-healthy monounsaturaed fats
- Contain the highest level of antioxidants of any nut
- Excellent sources of vitamin E
- Good source of B-complex vitamins
- Rich in minerals including manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
- Contain plant sterols
Pecans contains the following nutrients (% Daily Value) per 30 gram serving:
Vitamin E: 49%
Zinc : 12.3%
They also contain 207.5 calories, composed of 4.1 grams of carbohydrates, 2.75 grams of protein, 21.6 grams of fat, and 2.9 grams of fiber.
Pecans contain extremely high levels of antioxidants. So high in fact, that they are rated the 35th most antioxidant rich food on the ORAC value chart. Antioxidants help to minimize the harmful effects of free radicals that build up in our bodies. Free radicals have been linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and many other ailments.
More health benefits of pecans:
- Cardiovascular benefits due to their magnesium and oleic acid content (the same monounsaturated fat found in avocados and olive oil).
- May help improve blood cholesterol levels due to their high content of plant sterols
- May improve digestion and promote colon health due to their high fiber content
Interesting Facts About Pecans
- Georgia has been the largest North American producer of pecans since the 1800's
- Georgia, New Mexico, and Texas are responsible for 80% of the world's pecan supply
- There are over 500 different varieties of pecans
- The pecan tree is one of the largest fruit-bearing trees in the world
- Pecans have the highest antioxidant capacity of all nuts
- Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America
Storage Tips for Maximum Shelf Life
Pecans can be stored in air tight containers or bags for up to 2 months in the pantry, 9 months in the refrigerator, or 24 months in the freezer.
How to Enjoy
Pecans are a crunchy, flavourful raw snack. They can also be roasted, salted, or sweetened. Other ways to enjoy:
- Add to trail mixes
- Sprinkle ground pecans on salads, or desserts
- Add to baked goods such as muffins, cakes, cookies, and of course pecan pies!
- Sprinkle on yogurt or cereal
Consider soaking pecans to maximize their nutritional value, and make them easier for your body to digest.
Pecan soaking directions:
- Place nuts in large bowl, and fill with filtered water
- Add approximately 1 teaspoon of salt for every cup of pecans
- Soak for approximately 7 hours. Rinse nuts under fresh water for 2 - 3 times during this period
- Dry nuts for 12 - 24 hours (until crisp and fully dried) using a food dehydrator, or oven set on lowest heat. If using oven, do not let it's temperature exceed 150 degrees fahrenheit.
|Ingredients||Certified organic raw pecans|
|Allergens||Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, tree nuts.|
|Country of Origin||USA, Mexico|