Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Anti-fungal
Anti-inflammatory
May reduce anxiety
May regulate blood sugar

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 oz (19 halves); Calories: 196; Fat: 20g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Carbs: 3.9g; Fiber:3g; Sugars: 1.1g; Protein: 2.6g; Potassium: 3%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 2%DV; Iron: 3%DV

Did You Know?

  • Just one ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the Daily Recommended intake of fiber. 
  • The USDA shows that pecans are the most antioxidant-rich tree nut and rank among the top 15 foods with the highest levels of antioxidants
  • Shelled pecans can be kept in the refrigerator for about nine months and for up to two years in the freezer.

Ways to Eat:

  • As a snack
  • In a pie
  • In baked goods
  • On oatmeal or yogurt

Farming Trivia:

  • Today, the U.S. produces about 80 percent of the world pecan supply. The top states, in order, are Georgia, New Mexico and Texas
  • Albany, Georgia, which boasts more than 600,000 pecan trees, is the pecan capital of the U.S. Albany hosts the annual National Pecan Festival
  • What's the difference between a pecan and a praline? A pecan is a nut, but a praline is a type of sugary confection that's made using pecans (or sometimes almonds)

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.