Our Jr. Mammoth Halves are Dry Roasted with Healthy Himalayan Salt and known for their stocky, plump size, sweet flavor and high oil content. These pecans pack large flavor in a small package! They are just the perfect size snacking and baking; no chopping required for many of your favorite pecan recipes! It is true??”Good Things do come in small packages”
are becoming increasingly popular as a crunchy and nutritious snack. Pecans are one of the most popular edible nuts native to North America and Mexico. The pecan tree is a large deciduous tree belonging to the hickory family. A typical pecan has a buttery rich shell which is golden brown outside and beige inside. The kernel occupies 40% to 60% of the space inside the shell. This kernel has a grooved surface but is slightly more oval in shape. The pecan has a sweet, rich and buttery flavor and texture. Pecans have a fat content of over 70% which is the highest among all the nuts. Georgia Pecans with Himalayan Salt are available all year round.
Pecans are rich in fiber which boosts the health of your heart by reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and preventing some forms of cancer. It also contains monounsaturated fats like oleic acid along with phenolic antioxidants that are healthy for your heart and help prevent coronary artery disease and strokes. As per research, pecans may help prevent coronary heart disease by inhibiting unwanted oxidation of blood lipids. The fiber contained in pecans promotes colon health and facilitates regular bowel movements. It enables the colon to work at greater levels of efficiency by cleaning out the gastrointestinal system.
Besides, it prevents constipation and reduces the risk of colitis, colon cancer and hemorrhoids. Research has indicated that a diet comprising of nuts such as pecans helps in losing weight. This is because nut consumption enhances satiety and increases metabolism. Pecans contain oleic acid, a fatty acid which has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Studies have proved that consuming 100 milligrams of magnesium per day reduces the risk of stroke by 9%. Pecan being a good source of magnesium can form part of your diet to reap this benefit.