Don't let the "conventional" advice that pecans are junk food deter you from enjoying these antioxidant-packed Georgia delights.
While pecans are low in protein and high in fat, they contain nearly triple the free-radical fighting power of blueberries and more antioxidant power than any other nut.
And to boot, these rich nuts contain the rare cancer-fighting phytonutrient ellagic acid. What pecans lack in vitamins and minerals, they make up for in antioxidants.
Toss pecans into your favorite salad, crumble and use as a crust for fish (like mahi-mahi) or add to your favorite low-glycemic dessert recipe found in our desserts section.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=17,940
Choose unshelled pecans with clean, unblemished, unbroken shells. Store pecans in an airtight container tightly in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
Serving size: 1 ounce(s) pecans:93 kcal caloriesView Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 21 : 1
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