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  • This nut is a type of hickory native to the USA.
  • The pecan tree is large (up to 30m) and is can still be found growing wild in the US and Mexico.
  • Pecans were an important food source for many native American tribes.
  • Nuts are borne in oblong shaped fruits, 25 to 60 mm long and up to 30 mm wide.
  • Shelled nuts are also oblong shaped, light brown and have 2 distinctive grooves running along the 2 flattened sides.
  • They have a rich buttery flavour.
  • Can be eaten raw or used in cooking.
  • Supplies are imported or grown in Queensland or NSW.
  • Available: all year.

Botanical Name: Carya illinoinensis (Juglandaceae)

Health Benefits

100g of Pecan Nut yields the following:

  • Calories – 691
  • Total Carbs – 5% of DV
  • Protein – 9.17g
  • Dietary Fibre – 38% of DV
  • Vitamin A – 1% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 2% of DV
  • Calcium – 7% of DV
  • Iron – 14% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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