Pecans

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Three pecans

Pecans are a type a nut that is considered low carbohydrate and keto friendly. Pecans are known for their anti-oxidant properties and being relatively high in nutrients, and low in carbohydrates. As pecans are all-season nuts, they can be enjoyed many different ways throughout the year. Rich in potassium and phosphorus, pecans also provide fiber.  They have been found to help lower cholesterol and contain only a trace of sodium.

Facts about pecans

Best Ways to Enjoy Pecans

  • Fresh, out-of-hand as a wholesome, natural snack.
  • Try pecans in dips, dressings and sauces to complement any dish.
  • Pecans make an excellent garnish for entrees.
  • Sprinkle pecans on tossed, pasta or meat salads to make a great lunch better.
  • Toast pecans for a tasty snack.
  • For a special treat, try pecan brittle or chocolate-dipped pecan halves.
  • Pecan pie is an all-time favorite dessert for many Americans.
  • Add flavor and crunch to vegetable  casseroles by including pecan pieces.
  • Pecans are a traditional ingredient to  many favorite holiday dishes.
  • Pecans make wonderful, inexpensive holiday gifts.

Fun Facts about Pecans

  • The pecan is native to the Mississippi    Valley region of the United States.
  • Pecans were first known as "Mississippi nuts" or "Illinois nuts."
  • Early settlers exchanged pecans for trinkets and tools.
  • Thomas Jefferson planted pecan trees around Monticello.
  • By 1871, several large pecan groves had been planted in most of the southeastern United States, including Georgia.
  • Georgia´s commercial pecan production began during the late 1800s.
  • By 1948, Georgia´s pecan production  reached 40 million pounds.
Pecans
Portion 100 g
Fiber, total dietary 9.6 g
Calcium, Ca 70 mg
Iron, Fe 2.53 mg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1.1 mg
Protein 9.17 g
Total lipid (fat) 71.97 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 13.86 g
Energy 691 kcal
Sugars, total including NLEA 3.97 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium, Na 0 mg
Fatty acids, total saturated 6.18 g
Ingredients Nuts, pecans g

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NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs

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