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Discover the benefits of pecan halves! Our nutritional analyses have shown that 100 g of pecan halves contain:
- 12 mg of Vitamin E, corresponding to 100% of the NRV (Nutrient Reference Value);
- 1.9 mg of Manganese, corresponding to 95% of the NRV;
- 0.90 mg of Copper, corresponding to 90% of the NRV.
Ingredients: PECAN NUTS
Formats: 500 g, 1 kg, 2.5 kg
Origin: USA, Mexico, Brazil
- With no preservatives
|Ingredients||PECAN NUTS. May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.|
|Weight||1 kg, 2.5 kg, 500 g|
|Storage requirements||Store in a cool, dry place|
|Nutrition declaration||average nutritional values per 100 g:|
|Energy||3067 kJ / 744 kcal|
|of which saturates||7.3 g|
|of which sugars||3.9 g|
|Copper||0.9 mg (90% VNR)|
|Manganese||1.9 mg (95% VNR)|
|Vitamin E||12 mg (100% VNR)|
|Source||Euro Company analysis|
|Recommendations||The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.|
|Origin||Brazil, Mexico, USA|
|Nutrients||Copper, Manganese, Vitamin E|
|*NRV: Nutrient Reference Value||*Nutrient Reference Value|
|Label and packaging||The images are for illustrative purposes only, the product may be subject to changes depending on stock availability and selected weight.|
Eating pecan nuts has many benefits thanks to their nutrients. First, they represent a good source of unsaturated fats, including omega-6 fatty acids. These help to maintain LDL cholesterol (known as bad cholesterol) at low levels in the bloodstream, while raising HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) levels, with associated protective function against atherosclerosis and cardiac diseases. Clinical research, published in the Journal of Nutrition in September 2001 found that consuming a handful of pecan nuts a day can help lower cholesterol levels, achieving results similar to those often achieved with specific drugs. Other components of this food are phenolic compounds, which have a high antioxidant capacity; this means that pecan nuts can be an important source of antioxidants. They can also perform a neurological function: according to a study by the University of Massachusetts and published in Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research, daily consumption of pecan nuts can delay the age-related degeneration of muscle nerves. Finally, a diet rich in these nuts can help reduce the risk of gallstones in women.
The pecan nut comes from the pecan tree (carya illinoensis) belonging to the Juglandaceae family, originates in the eastern part of the United States, in the area south of the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. It subsequently adapted and spread throughout the northern part of the American continent.
The pecan is a large tree whose average height can reach 20–25 metres, but can also reach 40 metres with a trunk circumference of 6 metres. A pecan tree can live and produce edible seeds for more than 300 years.
The leaves are 35 to 60 cm long, and the fruits are elongated cylindrical drupes. The outer exocarp, the peel, measures from 2 to 3 mm in thickness. The pecan nut, which is in fact the seed, is of variable shape, usually ovoid, and broadly-speaking elongated. Outwardly it has a smooth appearance and a brown colour. It measures from 3 to 4 cm in length and is 2 cm in diameter. Nuts are harvested typically around mid-October.
Clearly, the largest producer (between 80 and 95% of total production) is the United States, where there are a hundred varieties. The larger producing states are: Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Oklahoma. In addition, the plant is also grown in Brazil, Australia and Israel.
Pecan seeds have a rich, buttery taste and can be eaten as snacks or used in cooking, especially in sweets, but also in some savoury dishes. One of the best known pecan recipes is pecan pie, a traditional recipe from the southern United States. Pecans are also an important ingredient in praline confectionery, most often associated with New Orleans. A Mississippi firm has produced a variety of beer using pecan nuts instead of hops.
The Texas Pecan Festival is held every year in Groves, Texas. There are also pecan festivals in Colfax (Louisiana), Whiteville (North Carolina), and Hickman (Kentucky).
The pecan (carya illinoensis) originates in the eastern part of the United States, in the area south of the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. It subsequently adapted and spread throughout the northern part of the American continent and then arrived in Europe towards the end of the 1800s. It is grown mainly in Mexico, Australia, South Africa and Israel, as well as in the United States, while in Italy it is found mainly in Sicily. The nut was already eaten in the pre-colonial period by the inhabitants of the eastern and northern parts of North America. Native Americans used nuts to produce a drink called powhicora, which was extracted by crushing and boiling these fruits in water. The success of this species is due to the proximity of the trees to watercourses and the nuts' much valued organoleptic characteristics. The Indians were, therefore, the first to grow these trees and only later, in the period of exploration and conquest of America, was the species discovered by the conquering countries. Between 1770 and 1800, the colonialists sensed the commercial potential of the pecan nut. It appears that even President Thomas Jefferson himself planted pecan trees in his orchard in Monticello, Virginia. George Washington himself recounted in his diary that Thomas Jefferson had given him some pecans that he then personally grew at his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
"Pecan" comes from an Algonquin word meaning "fruit with a shell that needs a stone to break it". Before European colonization, pecan nuts were widely consumed and traded by Native Americans. As a source of food, pecan nuts are the natural choice for pre-agricultural societies: they can provide two to five times more calories per unit weight than game and do not require any preparation. The pecan nut was introduced to Europe in the nineteenth century, but it was not extensively distributed. In southern Italy it is grown in small specialized plots in Sicily and in some areas of Puglia. Varieties grown in Italy are: Kiowa, Wichita and Shoshoni.
The pecan has only recently been domesticated. Although the wild pecan was well known among American settlers as a delicacy, commercial cultivation of pecan in the United States did not begin until 1880.
In 1906, the governor of Texas, James Stephen Hogg, expressed a desire that a pecan tree be planted on his grave instead of a traditional tombstone, requiring that the seeds be distributed throughout the state to make Texas a “land of trees”. In 1919, the pecan was declared the tree symbol of the state. Thomas Jefferson planted pecan trees, Caryaillinoinensis (or Illinois nuts), in his orchard in Monticello, Virginia. George Washington himself recounted in his diary that Thomas Jefferson had given him some pecans that he then personally grew at his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.
Pecan nuts online
We want to nurture your love for pecan nuts. Among many pecan nuts available to buy, as nut experts we have selected pecan nut halves that are grown with respect for our supply chain.
Where to buy pecan nuts?
Pecan nuts are only to be found on our online nut shop and nowhere else offline. This is the only way we can provide you with quality, pecan nuts from our supply chain, available in large packs at an affordable price.
According to our analyses, 100 g pecan halves contain:
- Potassium (408 mg – 20% of NRV)
- Iron (3.0 mg – 21% NRV)
- Pantothenic acid (1.3 mg – 22% of NRV)
- Magnesium (110 mg – 29% of NRV)
- Zinc (3.8 mg – 38% of NRV)
- Phosphorus (291 mg – 42% of NRV)
- Copper (0.90 mg – 90% of NRV)
- Manganese (1.9 mg – 95% of NRV)
- Vitamin E (12 mg – 100% of NRV)
- Unsaturated fatty acids (67 g), monounsaturated (40 g) and oleic acid (38 g)
- Linoleic acid (27 g)
Please note that pecan nuts are included in the list of allergens (Annex 2 Reg. EU 1169/2011 and as amended and extended)
Each pack of 500 g of pecan halves contains about 16 portions of 30 g that provide:
- 31% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Vitamin E;
- 29% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Manganese;
- 27% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Copper.
Individual needs will vary according to age, gender, weight and physical activity. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are the basis of your well-being.
Affordable price means to us offering our clients pecan halves that everybody can enjoy.
We want, on the one hand, to place the proper value on raw materials in order to obtain a quality product by paying our farmers a fair price; on the other hand, we want to fulfil your needs when it comes to pricing.
We establish fair long-term relationships with our producers to avoid race-to-the-bottom pricing and that are based on trust as part of our efforts to offer you the finest and most natural product.
Not only that: by choosing large packs of pecan halves, you are also contributing to the reduction in the use of plastic.
How much does 1 kg of pecan halves cost?
The price per kg for pecan halves depends on the pecan nuts' quality, variety and origin. On Nuturally, we have selected the best pecan halves with respect for our supply chain, farmers, and raw materials.
You can store pecan halves in cool, dry places away from heat and moisture. Here are 4 useful tips:
- The ideal way to store pecan halves is in a refrigerated environment. Nuturally pecan halves can also be stored at room temperature during the winter season due to low temperatures. During summer, however, it is advisable to store the product in the refrigerator or in the coolest possible environment, as increased temperatures could encourage decay.
- The ideal container for the storage of pecan halves is glass. Indeed, because of its composition it is impervious to chemical agents and gases, and, as it has excellent insulation properties, it holds the initial temperature for longer than other materials. It is even better if the glass is coloured: using coloured glass blocks the entry of certain wavelengths of light (including ultraviolet), and thus certain nutritional and organoleptic characteristics remain unaltered.
- The type of closure of the container is also important as an airtight cap ensures that the food is protected from excessive contact with oxygen that can lead to lipid oxidation and encourage the growth of aerobic bacteria.
- The best kind of storage environment is one which is well ventilated because ventilating the premises keeps internal humidity under control, which otherwise could escape from windows, thereby guaranteeing the right balance to lessen the onset of mould.
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