Pecans Can!

April is National Pecan Month—a great reason to grab an extra handful of heart-friendly nuts. But why not enjoy this healthy treat often all year round?

Nut Nutrition

Pecans are chock full of healthy monounsaturated fats—but they’re so much more than that. They contain 19 different vitamins and minerals with an amazing amount of manganese—245% of the daily value! Pecans top the list of nuts highest in antioxidants.

Health Benefits

Pecans can help:

    • Give you a boost of energy due to high copper content
    • Strengthen muscle and bones due to high magnesium content
    • Fight against neurological diseases such as Alzheimers
    • Keep your weight under control due to oleic acid content
    • And reduce risk of heart disease!

Uses:

  • Carry with you or mix with other nuts, seeds, dried fruit (maybe even a few dark chocolate chips?) for a quick on-the-go pick-me-up
  • Jazz up salads, cereal, hot cereals and vegetables
  • Add to pancake and muffin batter
  • Coating for poultry and fish in place of breadcrumbs

Why not try this unexpected pecan combination: Tangy Pecan Crusted Fish! This recipe will transform any white fish into a tangy dish, without the fishy taste. This recipe is gluten-free and suitable for a paleo and low FODMAP diet.


Nutrition Guidelines for this recipe:

– True Health Clinical Health Consultant Terri Klose, MS, RD, CDE

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