In 2010, U.S. Pecans was born with one goal – to introduce consumers worldwide to the delicious and buttery taste of pecans. Since then, activities have taken place in seven emerging and mature markets around the world, including Canada.
While the pecan is captivating palates with its distinctly rich flavour and crunchy texture, it’s this nut’s numerous health benefits that keep people coming back for more. Packed with antioxidants, heart-healthy fats, and several essential vitamins and minerals that are important for overall wellness, pecans boast many nutritional attributes, which makes them an easy and healthy addition to any daily diet.
Specifically, pecans stand out because they have the highest antioxidant capacity of any nut. Antioxidants are important in the diet because they protect cells against harmful oxidation, which can lead to cancer and age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Furthermore, more than 90% of the fat found in pecans is unsaturated, heart-healthy fat, and numerous studies show that replacing saturated or trans fat with the better-for-you unsaturated fat from oils and nuts can reduce heart disease risk.
So, next time you want to snack, think with your heart and grab pecans.