The pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a species ofhickorynative to the southern United States and northern Mexico in the region of theMississippi River. The tree is cultivated for its seed in the southern United States, primarily inGeorgia,New Mexico, andTexas, and inMexico, which produces nearly half of the world total. The seed is an ediblenutused as asnackand in various recipes, such aspralinecandy andpecan pie.
With their rich, buttery flavour and natural sweetness, they make a tasty and satisfying snack.
Raw pecans pack a 1-2-3 punch of proteins, healthy fats and fibers that can help keep you energized and satisfied. What’s more, they are even cholesterol-free, sodium-free and low in carbohydrates.