Pecans nutrition factsPecan is a very large sized; deciduous tree belongs to the member of hickory family, Juglandaceae. The tree is native to central and southern parts of the United States of America. Today, however, it is being cultivated in many regions of the world as an important commercial tree nuts crop. Scientific name: Carya illinoinensis.
Health benefits of Pecans
- Raw pecans, like walnuts, can be eaten on their own or salted or sweetened.
- Pecan nuts are buttery in consistency yet pleasantly sweet in taste. High fat content in them makes them wonderful additions to prepare delicious recipes like pecan caramel puddles, pie, fudge, baklava, and muffins.
- The nuts are often sprinkled over desserts, particularly sundaes, and bourbon ice creams.
- They are widely used in confectionery, as an addition to biscuits, sweets, and cakes.
- The nuts are also used to make pecan nut-butter, which is popular spread over bread, toast, etc.