Pecans

Pecans are rich in…

Nutrition Facts

  • Monounsaturated fatty acids
  • Phenolic antioxidants
  • Phytochemicals (ellagic acid, carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin)
  • Vitamin E
  • B Vitamins
  • Manganese, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and selenium

Health Benefits

  • Regulate cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Protect against cancer cells
  • They are rich in antioxidant properties
  • Reduced risk of gallstone diseases
  • Help maintain clear complexion
  • Prevent the occurrence of signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation
  • Improve your blood iron levels and hence, combat hair loss

Nutrition Analysis

A portion of pecans (28gr. or 19 pieces) contains 193 calories, 2.6 g protein, 3.9 g carbohydrates, 20.2 g fat (1.7 g saturated, monounsaturated 11.4 g and 6.1 g polyunsaturated) and 2.7 g of fibre.

How to eat

You can eat pecans…

  • As a small nutritious snack during the day (one handful).
  • Adding to salads and main dishes, replacing meat, since they provide a good source of protein and fat-free cholesterol.