7 amazing benefits of pecan nuts for skin, health and hair

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Pecan nuts have become very popular as a nutritious and crunchy snack. Pecan nuts are are a very popular edible nut native to Mexico and North America and Mexico. Pecans Texas are large deciduous trees that belong to the hickory family. A pecan has a buttery rich shell - golden brown in color outside and are beige inside.

The kernel of the nut occupies about 40% to 60% of the space inside the whole shell. The kernel has a grooved surface and is oval in shape. The nuts have a sweet, buttery, rich flavor and texture which is attributed to the high levels of monounsaturated oils

Digestive Health BenefitsThe fiber in pecan nuts promotes colon health and also facilitates the regular bowel movements. The fiber enables the colon to work efficiently by cleaning the gastrointestinal system. Besides, the fiber reduces the risk of colon cancer, colitis, and hemorrhoids. Fiber also prevents constipation.

Cardiovascular Health BenefitsPecan nuts are very rich in fiber. Fiber boosts the health of your heart by reducing the risks of heart disease (coronary) and also prevents some forms of cancer. The nuts also contain monounsaturated fats that are very healthy for your heart and can help prevent strokes and coronary artery disease.

Helps in Weight LossMedical research has indicated that diets comprising of nuts e.g pecans helps the body in losing weight. This is because consumption of nuts increases metabolism and enhances satiety.


Bone and Teeth HealthPhosphorus is a very abundant mineral in the body. About 85% of phosphorus is found in teeth and bones the other 15% is found in tissues and cells. Besides cleansing body waste, phosphorus, along with calcium, do promote the health of your teeth and bones. Phosphorus is also very vital for the repair and growth of tissues and cells as well as production of RNA and DNA. It also prevents muscle pain that occurs due to exercising.

Reduces the Risk of Breast CancerPecan nuts contain oleic acid, which is a fatty acid that has been found to reduce the risks of breast cancer.


Yes, we are going to talk about the tasty nuts- pecans sometimes also pronounced puh-con, or the distinctively southern pronunciation pee-can. It doesn't matter what you call them, the are the most delicious nuts you can ever find. I happen to know and understand a number of unusual things about pecan nuts because I once spent a lot of time on a pecan farm.

No two pecan pieces are the same. Different trees produce different pecans: some nuts are round, some are small, some are large, while others are elongated. It's actually very rare to get the same produce from a given tree each year. There are some trees that produce very many nuts for one year and then take a break the next.

A Step by Step Guide on How to Shell Pecans

Whether you are planning to eat the nuts roasted or plain, or you would like to use them in your favorite pecan pie recipe, the pecans must be cleaned and shelled before you can use them. Start with the first step in this article on how to extract the pecan nuts meats from their woody, tough shells.

Preparing the PecansBuy or Harvest some in-shell pecans. Make sure that you choose a variety that is uniform in shape and size Sort your pecans. Sort through all the pecans and then dispose any that have holes or cracks, or the ones that feel considerably lighter than the others. Discard those that rattle when you shake them too. These kind of nuts have most likely gone bad.You can boil the pecans. There are some pecan-lovers that claim that boiling the pecans before cracking them helps loosen the pecan shells.

Prepare your work area. Shelling the pecan nuts can be a very messy job, as many bits of shells are likely to fly just about everywhere during cracking. Thus its best to set up your work station outside.

Cleaning and Storing the Nuts.Clean off the shell materials and debris. Use a toothpick, or a narrow piece of the pecan shells to scrape out the woody shell material and the lining from the fissures in the pecan nut meat. A small amount of this material left in your nut can leave an undesirable bitter taste when you eat the nut.

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