Four landmark observation studies have that found an association between total nut consumption (peanuts and tree nuts) and a significantly decreased risk of heart disease. The greatest reduction of heart disease risk and deaths from heart attacks was among people who ate five or more 1-ounce servings of nuts per week. Pecans are the third most frequently consumed tree nut in the country.
A possible protective effect of nut consumption on risk of coronary heart disease
Frequent nut consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in women: prospective cohort study
Frequent nut intake and risk of death from coronary heart disease and all causes in postmenopausal women: the Iowa Women's Health Study
Nut consumption and risk of mortality in the Physicians’ Health Study
As a result of the scientific evidence supporting the cardiovascular benefits of nuts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first qualified health claim for a whole food in 2003:
Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pecans, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
One serving of pecans contains 18 grams of “good” unsaturated fat and only 2 grams of saturated fat.
From delicious recipes and recent health research to grower and sheller stories and industry news, catch up on the latest articles featuring America’s native nut.
Read which 10 desserts Edible Communities’ named as the most popular sweet treats of 2017 – pecans make the list, twice!
Blogger Roasted Root adds roasted pecans to this butternut squash soup recipe for plant-based protein and delicious flavor!
Blogger "Kitchen Konfidence" puts a slight twist on a classic favorite breakfast bread pudding with pecan crumble.
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Blogger Kitchen McCabe shares a holiday snack that’s also perfect for an edible hostess gift.
Blogger "Faring Well" celebrates an anniversary and shares how pecans were a special part of the big day.
These loaded sweet potato skins from blogger "Roasted Root" will guarantee you a win at your game day viewing party.
Put a pecan-twist on traditional pesto with this scallops recipe from blogger "Real Food by Dad."