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Pecan Tips and Recipes

Tips and Recipes

Pecans though just a small nut has much nutrients and provides many health benefits for the body. We have collected some helpful tips about pecans and some recipes that will help you to get these healthy nuts into your diet!

Click the pictures below for a PDF of each recipe and download for future reference!

How to Store Pecans

To experience the highest quality from your pecans, they should be protected from moisture, light, heat, and oxygen. Storing pecans inshell in a cool, dry place will preserve freshness for up to several months. Shelled or Inshell, pecans can be stored in a refrigerated area for about nine months. Shelled or Inshell, for up to two years. Pecans are one of the few things that can be thawed and refrozen repeatedly without losing flavor, after removal from cold storage, quality remains good for about two months.

Pecan Health Tips

Hover over the markers on the body to find out some of the great benefits of pecans!

Pecans are Good for your Ticker!

Pecans will help decrease your bad cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol. And we all know what that means – a lowered risk of bad heart issues like heart disease, stokes, and artery problems. Not bad for a little nut!

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Pecans are Good for your Tummy!

Pecans have fiber. In fact, they are fiber-packed! Move over morning cereal, here come the nuts!
Pecans can help your digestion, prevent constipation, and improve your general colon health and give you better bowel movements and so much more.
What? You say there is more? Yep, pecans can help with your weight loss. They are filling, they speed up your metabolism, and they are better as a snack than sugary candy or cakes, because they are low in sugar yet they help your energy level. Ever heard of anyone having a sugar-high? Well, you won’t ever hear about them having a nut-high!

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Good for Lowering Risk of Breast and Colon Cancers

Anything we can do to lower the risk of breast cancer is important. Pecans should be included in your overall dietary approach to anti-cancer eating habits. They are protectors. They help your body fight off cancer using a fatty acid called oleic acid, believed to reduce the risk of breast cancer, as well as colon cancer.

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Good for ‘dem Bones and Choppers
Did you know that your bones phosphorus and calcium in them? In fact, the majority of phosphorus in your body is in your bones. Teeth are not bones, but they have calcium in them too. You want to grow your bones and keep your teeth. Pecans can help with both because they have several minerals in them to help your bones regenerate and your teeth to stay healthy. Plus, they are good non-sugary snack!

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Pecans are Good for Your Brain Too

Pecans are rich in magnesium and research has shown that is important in combating Alzheimer’s Disease. They are great source of Vitamin E and diets high in Vitamin E can significantly lower Alzheimer’s and Dementia. All this in a little nut!

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Pecans can Make you look better!

What would you say if you were offered a snack that was not only tasty and healthy but could make you look better – that it could help yours skin, your complexion, make you look younger, and help you with your hair issues? You would go for it, right! Then go for pecans!

Pecans have fiber, and fiber helps eliminate toxins from your body, resulting in better skin and complexion too. Pecans have Vitamin A, a key component for good complexion care. Along with Vitamin E, antioxidants in pecans prevent wrinkling, pigmentation, and other aging signs, making you look your best.

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Pecans make good Vitamins

Ten pecans are a wonderful snack that can pack a load of benefits: fiber, protein, unsaturated fats, manganese (an antioxidant) and healthy minerals. All this for around 200 calories! The old saying “an apple a day” needs to be rewritten as “one apple and ten pecans a day”! Wonder if that will catch on?

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Pecans Can Stimulate Growth!

Pecans can stimulate hair growth. That sounds like a wild claim, but it is true. Pecans contain an amino acid that can treat male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, guys, you can’t just eat them, they have to be applied topically for that. But eating pecans can help you from losing your hair, so munch away.

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More Benefits...

Research published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (September 2003) suggest that nuts like pecans can aid in weight loss and maintenance. When used in conjunction with a low-fat diet, nuts offer increased flavor, palatability and texture that can lead to greater dietary compliance.

Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. Pecans have been discovered to be the top nut for antioxidants. Naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention according to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition.

Strengthen your body’s ability to fight infection and disease, eat Pecans!

Pecans may also help lower cholesterol. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged this and related research and states “Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pecans, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”