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Pecans

About the ingredient pecans. Including 1,643 recipes with pecans, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.

 

What are pecans?

Pecans are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats. Like walnuts (which pecans resemble), pecans are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, although pecans contain about half as much omega-6 as walnuts. 

pecans in their shell

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

candied pecans

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.

pecan pie

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged this and related research and approved the following qualified health claim: "Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pecans, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

 

Nutrition

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

Pecans are usually found in the bakery section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pecans are a member of the Nut and Seed Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do pecans weigh?

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

Nut and Seed Products

In Chinese:胡桃
British (UK) term:
en français:noix de pécan
en español:pacanas

Recipes using pecans

There are 1643 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Buttermilk Pecan Waffles
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Pecan Pie From the Heart of Georgia
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