Pecans are also in the category of "good" fat, mostly monounsaturated, low in carbs, high in fiber, and thus especially popular for low carb snacking.
The nuts are nutritious providing 19 vitamins and minerals, high in B vitamins and manganese. And they may just be a heart-healthy addition to any diet.
This state is the largest national producer of pecans, generating about 30 percent of annual pecan production in the U.S.
Nicknamed the "Pecan Capital of the World" it is home to the world’s largest and oldest pecan tree, known as Mother Pecan. The tree is close to 200 years old.
This town celebrates pecans with the South Carolina Pecan Trail. Pick up a Pecan Trail Passport and follow the trail to visit 20 restaurants serving pecans in various incarnations.