The Native Americans originally cultivated pecans and taught early colonists how to harvest, apply, and store pecans as an essential source of nourishment through harsh winters.

 

Pecans are the second most consumed nut in the world (behind almonds) and have a delicate sweet taste. (1)

Health Benefits

 

  • Pecans offer a wide range of antioxidants one of them is vitamin E which provides neuron protection for cells in the brain and help reduces coronary heart disease and maintains the flow of blood in the body. (1)

 

  • Pecans also contain the antioxidants: betacarotenes, lutein, and zeaxanthin in which help the body rid infections and help eliminate harmful free radicals. (2) (3)

 

  • Pecans are very high in manganese which is particularly good for maintaining the flow of blood around the heard. (4)

 

  • Pecans contain good supplies of copper, zinc and magnesium which helps to energise the body and helps to maintain healthy immune system. (5)

 

  • Pecans also contain the minerals: phosphorus, iron, calcium, and selenium combine to help the development of teeth, skin and bones. (6)

 

  • Plentiful in vitamins B-1 (thiamine), B-3 (Niacin) and B-5 (pantothenic acid) which combine to help cells convert carbohydrates into energy and supports the functions of the heart, muscles, and the nervous system. (7)

 

  • Pecans provide 42 percent of the daily recommended value of fibre and 20% of protein in one serving which is important for growth, repair and cleansing of the digestive tract. (8)

 

  • Pecans are packed with healthy fatty acids such as oleic acid that your body needs to rid triglyceride cholesterol and low-density lipid (LDL) cholesterol which significantly reduces cardiovascular disease. (9)

 

Pecan Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 691
Calories from Fat 602
Total Fat 72 g 111%
Saturated Fat 6 g 31%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 14 g 5%
Dietary Fibre 10 g 38%
Sugar 4 g
Protein 9 g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 7% Iron 14%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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