Four clinical trials on pecans and heart-health have been published and additional research is underway.
Two studies examined the impact of a pecan-enriched diet on blood cholesterol levels, and two studies were conducted to explore the relation of eating pecans on blood gamma-tocopherols levels and oxidation of LDL “bad” cholesterol.
While these studies provide insights into the potential relationship between pecan-rich diets and cholesterol levels, the results are unique to the study design. Since evidence is limited, more research is needed to understand how compounds in pecans may play a role in supporting normal cholesterol and blood lipids.
Rajaram S, Burke K, Connell B, Myint T, Sabaté J. Journal of Nutrition. 2001;131:2275-9.
Morgan WA, Clayshulte BJ. Journal of American Dietetic Association. 2000; 100(3):312-8.
Hudthagosol C, Haddad EH, McCarthy K, Wang P, Oda K, Sabaté J. Journal of Nutrition. 2011; 41:56-62.
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.
Ground pecans are used in place of breadcrumbs for a nutritious all-purpose topper in this recipe for Braised Artichokes with Garlic Pecan Breadcrumbs from blogger “Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.”
This pecan glazed ham recipe from blogger "Kitchen Konfidence" is an elegant centerpiece that's simple to prepare. A sweet and smoky pecan glaze is balanced by a hint of citrus - the perfect dish for your spring gathering.
Smoky, simple and naturally sweet from pecans - this vegetarian dip from blogger "Faring Well" is the perfect snack to have on hand!
Blogger "Full Helping" shares a power packed salad that crunchy, colorful and chock full of nutritious ingredients.
Blogger “Kitchen McCabe” reinvents the pie with this deconstructed Dutch pecan apple pie that will satisfy your sweet tooth, even with no added sugar.
Add this toasted oat and pecan smoothie from blogger "Kitchen Konfidence" to your morning routine for a nutritious pick-me-up.
"Baker by Nature" shows her pecan love with a dessert that's perfect for Valentine's Day!