Our Fancy Raw Mammoth Pecan Halves are big, beautiful, and absolutely delicious. You have to see and taste these to believe it. You won't find fresher pecans short of picking them off the tree yourself. Great for salads, desserts, or just eating them straight. If you love pecans, try our mammoth pecan halves - you'll be amazed!
Raw Pecans are particularly good for you because they contain more antioxidants than any other nut, according to a recent report published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. Antioxidants are substances found in foods that
protect against cell damage and, studies have shown, can help fight diseases like heart disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cancer.
Just a handful of pecans contains vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and fiber, as well as antioxidants. And because pecans are so rich in heart healthy fat, it doesn't take too many to feel full. In fact, studies have shown
that eating nuts has a beneficial effect on the waistline.
Recently, several studies have found that nuts, including pecans should be included in your daily diet to help boost your immune system . A study completed at the University of Florida found that pecans are loaded with antioxidants that fight heart disease and cancer.
The Mayo Clinic conducted a study which found that all nuts are nutrient dense and naturally cholesterol free. Not only are nuts cholesterol free but, studies have suggested that eating pecans may help reduce LDL cholesterol levels, leading to a reduction in the risk of heart attacks and coronary artery disease. The serving size for nuts is about one ounce, which equals about 15 pecan halves. Pecans are a great staple for vegetarians, because one serving of pecans can take the place of the protein found in an ounce of meat.
Some possible benefits of our raw Pecans may include:
● Combating obesity
● Supporting healthy cholesterol levels
● Boosting immune system
● Protecting the mind against Alzheimer's & Parkinson's
● Supporting a healthy heart
So, make sure you are eating enough pecans to reap all of the healthy benefits!
Suggested Use: Eat alone or add to recipes and dessert dishes.
Botanical Name: Carya illinoinensis
Other Names: Sweet Pecan, nogal morado, nuez encarcelada
Origin: USA - Georgia
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Mammoth Pecan Halves pass our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Pecan Halves packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. We recommend keeping your Raw Mammoth Pecan Halves refrigerated.
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