What does a healthy pecan look like?

 

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Let’s face it – you should be consuming more pecans in your daily diet. Not only can they lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, they also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Plus, pecans are the only tree nut native to North America and the U.S. is the largest supplier of pecans around the world. They’re not only for the holiday season – they make a great addition to almost any meal, especially when they’re in the form of our delicious healthy pecan spreads.

If you want to buy your pecans fresh, you should know what a healthy pecan looks like when it’s cracked open. Just like when buying fresh produce, not all pecans are grown equally. Educate yourself and next time you buy some pecans, know what to look for to ensure quality and taste.

When cracked open, a healthy pecan should have a nice, white color. This lets you know the oil inside is fresh, good and the pecan is going to have the flavor it should. Look for this quality when buying fresh pecans!

If you don’t plan on eating your pecans right away, store them in your freezer – this can keep them fresh for up to two years. Stock up and you can be set for a while.

Our favorite way to add pecans to our daily diet is our world-renowned healthy pecan spreads, available in four delicious flavors.

 

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