PECANS ARE NUTRITIOUS
Pecans are good for your heart & your waistline. They are packed full of nutrients.
Pecans have been considered heart-healthy since 2012 when accompanied by a healthy diet by the American Heart Association®’s Heart-Check Certification Program. In stores, unsalted and unroasted pecan halves and pieces carry the Heart-Check mark informing consumers they meet the program's nutritional guidelines for saturated fat and sodium.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the 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.”
Over 19 vitamins and minerals can be found in pecans including vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, several B vitamins, and zinc.
A great source of daily fiber, 1 ounce of pecans provides over 10% of the recommended daily value of fiber.
High in Antioxidants
Ranked in the top 20 antioxidant-rich foods, pecans have the highest antioxidant content of any tree nut.
Containing very few carbohydrates and no cholesterol, pecans are a natural high-quality source of protein.
Pecans are naturally sodium-free and cholesterol-free making them a great choice for individuals on a salt- or sodium-restricted diet.