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There is nothing better than a fresh pecan. The Powell family knows pecans and they are better than any you can buy in the store. If you need pecans for your recipe, or just want some to have for your family, you need to buy them from The Pecan Barn.
GET TO KNOW THE PECAN
The name “pecan” is a Native American word of Algonquin origin that was used to describe “all nuts requiring a stone to crack.” The history of pecans can be traced back to the 16th century. Because wild pecans were readily available, many Native American tribes used the wild pecan as a major food source during autumn.
Over 80% of the world’s pecan crop comes from the United States. The pecan is considered one of the most valuable North American nut species.
Georgia is the leading producer of pecans. Pecan trees may live and bear edible nuts for more than 300 years.
The pecan pie was created by French people who had settled in New Orleans. About 78 pecans are used in the average pecan pie.
In addition to the pecan nut, the wood is also used in making furniture, in hardwood flooring, as well as flavoring fuel for smoking meats. In 1995, Georgia pecan wood was selected by the Atlanta Committee to make the handles of the torches for the 1996 Olympic Games. The torches were carried in the 15,000-mile U.S.A. relay and in the lighting of the Olympic flame in Atlanta on July 19, 1996.
Astronauts took pecans to the moon in two Apollo space missions.
Pecans are among the most nutritious of all nuts. There are 691 calories in 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of pecans. Pecans contain protein, fiber, amino acids, fats, starch and sugars. They also contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. Some of the health benefits of pecans include reduced risk of high cholesterol levels, hypertension, diabetes, gallstone disease and cancer. It has antioxidant properties and helps in weight management. It is also helpful in protecting the nervous system and may delay the progression of age-related motor neuron degeneration, such as diseases like ALS.
If you are ready to be amazed at the quality of our pecans, click the button below to be taken to our online store. Whole shell, cracked shell, flavored and other items can be bought from us.
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If you have questions about purchasing pecans from us or want interesting information about them, click on the button below to go to our Frequently Asked Questions.
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