What are pecans?

The edible seeds of the pecan tree which grows in the southern United States and Mexico.

Why are pecans good for me?

The pecans claim to fame is its high levels of antioxidants, where it places among the top 15 in the world! These antioxidants counteract damage to your cells and can reduce blood cholesterol levels and help to prevent heart disease.

How can I use pecans?

Sprinkle on oatmeal or yogurts, use in granola or baking (they make great pie crusts!). I even roast them in the oven and eat them plain. Roasting them brings out an even sweeter flavor.

What kind of pecans should I buy?

Try to buy raw, unsalted pecans, this way you can control your salt content and roast them yourself later. I always buy Two Pounds Of Pecans Raw – We Got Nuts

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