From appetizers and salads to main dishes and desserts, pecans can add beneficial nutrients to almost any recipe – as well as that undeniable zest and flavor! Pecans are a source of vitamins A and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and several B vitamins. Pecans also contain zinc, an important nutrient for proper growth and a strong immune system. In fact, just one ounce has more zinc than a 3.5 oz piece of chicken.
An excellent choice for people on a salt-or sodium- restricted diet because they are sodium-free. Pecans also are a perfect way to increase the fiber in your diet. In one ounce of pecans serving you find the same amount of fiber than in a medium -sized apple. Pecans currently belong to the protein group in the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid, along with meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dried beans.
It's easy to make pecans part of your everyday diet.
So, go nuts. Eat pecans every day,
Your body will thank you for it!
National Pecans Shellers Association