- Pecans are heart-healthy! Over half the fat (56%) found in pecans is monounsaturated fat and another 29% is polyunsaturated fat.
- Studies have shown that blood cholesterol levels can be lowered when pecans are incorporated into the diet.
- Pecans contain over 19 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins, and zinc.
- Pecans rank highest among all nuts and are among the top category of foods to contain the highest antioxidant capacity, meaning pecans may decrease the risk of cancer, heart disease, and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.
- One ounce of pecans provides 10% of the recommended Daily Value for fiber.
- Pecans are a natural, high-quality source of protein, contain zero cholesterol, and very few carbohydrates.
- Pecans are naturally sodium-free, making them an excellent choice for those on a salt- or sodium-restricted diet.