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Organic Raw Pecans


General Description

A North American native staple food, before the arrival of the Europeans, pecans are particularly rich in unsaturated fatty acids as well as arginine, a heart beneficial amino acid. Ultimate cardiovascular protector, pecans have impressive antioxidant properties that help ward off aging cells and cancers. Rich in manganese, copper and zinc, this sumptuous and flavourful nut governs many metabolic processes in the body such as blood and collagen formation. Pecans also help synthesize and release insulin in the pancreas.

Strong taste similar to walnuts, this rich and divine nut can be added to pie crusts, grilled vegetables and of course the infamous pecan pie!

History

Pecans originate from the Mississippi Valley in the United States. They were a staple of the Native American diet before the arrival of the Europeans. It is the national tree of the State of Texas, which is happens to be the origin of the pecans PRANA offers to you.

Nutrition & Benefits

  • Rich in vitamin E, beta-carotene, xanthophyll and zeaxanthin, pecans help ward off free radicals responsible for diseases such as cancers and infections
  • Contains phytosterols beneficial for cardiovascular health
  • Excellent source of manganese and copper, this nut helps strengthen the immune system
  • Contains high amount of Omega 9 (monounsaturated) fatty acids, pecans help lower cholesterol levels in the blood

Culinary Uses

Raw, roasted, salted or sweetened pecans make a perfect addition to any meal! Add them to recipes such as smoothies, nut milk, deserts, raw pie crust, energy bars and especially in the infamous pecan pie!

MORE RECIPE IDEAS
Festive chocolate-mulberry-pecan Granola
Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Nut Cookies
Cacao-Nut Energy Balls
Banana Coconut Pecan-Walnut Muffins
Local Blueberry Buckwheaties
Pecan-Hazelnut Cookies

Did you know?

The pecan tree lives for an extremely long time. It is not rare to find a pecan tree that is more than 100 years old. Some can even live to be 1,000 years old. They can measure up to 2 metres in circumference and up to 55 metres high, but the majority of them have a height of 25-30 metres.

Nutritional Facts Table

Practical information

Preservation:

Can be preserved in a cool, dry cupboard, protected from light and humidity for up to 2 month and up to 12 months if kept in the refrigerator.

Origin:

United States of America

This product is
Organic

Organic

Raw

Raw

Kosher

Kosher

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

 

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