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Pecan halves

What are pecan halves? About the ingredient pecan halves. Including 243 recipes with pecan halves, nutrition data, and where to find it.


A pecan, like the fruit of all other members of the hickory genus, is not true a nut but technically adrupe, a fruit with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk.

A diet rich in nuts can lower the risk of gallstones in women.  The antioxidants and plant sterols found in pecans reduce high cholesterol by reducing the "bad" LDL cholesterol levels.

Clinical research published in the Journal of Nutrition (September 2001) found that eating about a handful of pecans each day may help lower cholesterol levels similar to what is often seen with cholesterol-lowering medications. 

Research conducted at the University of Georgia has also confirmed that pecans contain plant sterols, which are known for their cholesterol-lowering ability. 

Pecans may also play a role in neurological health. Eating pecans daily may delay age-related muscle nerve degeneration, according to a study conducted at the University of Massachusetts and published in Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, chopped (109g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 753Calories from Fat 706
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 78.4g 121%
Saturated Fat 6.7g 34%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15.1g 5%
Dietary Fiber 10g 42%
Sugars 4.3
Protein 10.0g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 8% Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pecan halves are usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pecan halves are a member of the Nut and Seed Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do pecan halves weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, chopped 109
1 cup, halves 99
1 oz (19 halves) 28

In Chinese:山核桃半
British (UK) term: Pecan halves
en français:moitiés de noix de pécan
en español:mitades de nuez

Recipes using pecan halves

There are 233 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Best Honey Crunch Pecan Pie
Buttery Pecan Pie
Cherry and Chocolate Energy Bars
Chinese Chicken Stir Fry
Christmas Memory Fruitcake
Coffee Liqueur Pecan Pie
Creamy Cheesecake Pumpkin Pie
Custard Peach Pie
Double Pecan Pie
Drunken Apple/Pumpkin Pie
Easy Karo Pecan Pie
Farrah Fawcett's Pecan Pie

All 233 recipes


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