Pecans have it all!! Great as a snack on it's own, tossed into a salad for bittersweet crunch, and more...
Besides being one of the most elegant, versatile and rich-tasting nuts you can put on your plate, they offer up a package of health benefits that's hard to beat. The new 2005 Dietary Guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say that eating 4 to 5 servings of nuts each week (and that includes pecans) will bring you one step closer to putting your diet in line with current healthy eating recommendations. Pecans and other nuts count as meat servings in the Food Pyramid. That's because pecans are high in protein and other important nutrients. What a great fact for all vegetarians out there!
The best fact? Pecans are the perfect choice for people following low-carb weight-loss plans. Who said nuts are fattening?!?