Pecan Nut health and Nutrition

Pecan Nut – Health and Nutrition

Pecans have long been the staple food of Native Americans but is only in recent years that the full health potential of the pecan is being understood. Several large scale research studies have shown that a handful lower heart disease risk and assist in lowering cholesterol levels. Research is also showing that pecans are a valuable natural antitoxicant – they are a good source of vitamin E.

Pecans are high in unsaturated fat – the kind that is good for you. Also, being high in fibre, they make a great snack, control hunger and contribute towards weight loss.

Adding pecans to the diet assists in promoting health andsupplies the body with a large range of vitamins and nutrients. Pecans include over 19 vitamins and minerals including zinc, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamin, potassium, manganese, iron, minerals and vitamins E, A and B.

Additional Information
The following sites contain good information on the health and nutritional values of pecan nuts.