Pecan nuts are native to northern Mexico and the southern part of the U.S. The tree is cultivated for its highly nutritious seed.
Pecan nuts are loaded with important nutrients and minerals that are responsible for maintaining good health. Thanks to the low carb content, they are suitable for people on low-carb diets as well.
They have no cholesterol or sodium, are loaded with vitamins A and E, and also zinc, calcium, and potassium.
According to many studies, eating pecans is strongly associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Also, the University of Georgia conducted a study and discovered that sterols from pecan nuts have the ability to decrease cholesterol.
One type of vitamin A called Gamma-Tocopherol present in pecan nuts may keep prostate healthy, and also improves gastrointestinal health.
While It is fine to eat pecans raw, but most people prefer to roast them in a pan, or in a microwave.