Raw Pecan Nuts
Who can resist pecans? They are delicious and can be cooked in so many ways. They can certainly be more than just a pie filling. Organic pecan nuts are one of the most rewarding nuts, both in terms of their taste and health benefits.
Yes, eating that hauntingly delicious dish filled with pecans will not just satiate your palate, but also the needs of your body for vitamins and minerals.
Protection against infection. Organic pecan nuts contain beta-carotenes, a known powerful antioxidant. They also contain lutein, zeaxanthin, and ellagic acid, which play an important role in several body functions.
Heart, cell and neurological protection. According to the USDA, pecans are included in the top 15 foods with known antioxidant activities. That’s because of the vitamin E found in abundance in pecans. Vitamin E helps with cell and neurological protection, and prevents blood lipids from “rusting” or oxidizing in the body.
Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and promotes heart health. Mono- and polyunsaturated fats are the good kinds of fats, and these can also be found in pecans. Eating a handful of these delicious, healthy nuts could not only lower LDLs in the body, but also promote the production of good cholesterol. It even reduces the risk of diseases like ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
One can also get 245% daily recommended value for manganese per serving, which is very good for the heart.
Promotes overall health. Organic pecan nuts are rich in so many vitamins and minerals: thiamin, copper, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, iron, fibre, protein, oleic acids, and other fatty acids. These help the body to lose weight, boost energy, strengthen the muscles and bones, synthesize proteins, maintain heart rhythm, heal wounds, and so much more.
That is why more and more people are turning to real food like pecan nuts to get their daily nutrients. How about you?
Where do you get your nutrients…from supplements or from food?
Native Americans were the first to harness pecans as food (many pecan varieties were named after Native American tribes), which was especially vital during harsh winters. They passed their knowledge on and we are now able to enjoy the high-quality organic pecan nuts that the USA produces today.