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Pecan Nut
The pecan nut dates back to the 16th century. The pecan nut originated in North America, the name "pecan" is a Native American word used to describe "all nuts requiring a stone to crack." The pecan is a relatively soft nut with a delicate flavour, favoured for desserts. Its shell is easy to crack releasing two separate pecan lobes that are brown in colour with ridges running the length of the nut.
Category: Nut
In Season: all year
To Buy:
If buying shelled pecans make sure you go to a shop with a high turnover of product. Pecans can go rancid if not stored properly. Look for uniformity in colour and size.
To Store:
Shelled pecans can be kept in the refrigerator for about nine months and for up to two years in the freezer. Store in airtight containers in the fridge and sealed plastic bags for the freezer. In-shell, pecans can be stored in a cool, dry place for six to 12 months.
Tips & Tricks:
Pecans can be thawed and refrozen repeatedly during the two-year freezing period without loss of flavour or texture. One serve of pecans is equal to about 8 nuts.
Cooking Tips:
Dry roast pecans with mixed spices and serve as a snack.

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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