- 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)
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.