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.
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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.
Adventures in Cooking blogger embraces the change in seasons with this sweet potato and pecan puree.
“Naturally Ella” blogger reimagines traditional dip with this light, vibrant version.
Blogger Emily Caruso celebrates the return of cooler temps with this seasonal side dish.
“Lexi’s Clean Kitchen” creates pecan-crusted chicken bites kids will crave and pairs them with a side of Cajun garlic dipping sauce for an added kick.
From sweet and salty to savory, these make-ahead pecan snack mixes from blogger Emily Caruso will satisfy every taste (and schedule)!
Using pecans, muesli and a dash of sweet maple, “A Couple Cooks” transforms classic cereal into a wholesome, flavorful breakfast or snack.
Sweet peach meets buttery pecan in these muffins perfect for an easy snack or breakfast from blogger Caroline Hurley.