<p>Don’t let the “conventional” advice that pecans are junk food deter you from enjoying these antioxidant-packed Georgia delights. </p><p>While pecans are low in protein and high in fat, they contain nearly triple the free-radical fighting power of blueberries and more <a href=”../healthy-eating-reference/antioxidants”>antioxidant</a> power than any other nut. </p><p>And to boot, these rich nuts contain the rare cancer-fighting phytonutrient <a href=”../healthy-eating-reference/ellagic-acid”>ellagic acid</a>. What pecans lack in vitamins and minerals, they make up for in <a href=”../healthy-eating-reference/antioxidants”>antioxidants</a>. </p><p>Toss pecans into your favorite salad, crumble and use as a crust for fish (like mahi-mahi) or add to your favorite low-glycemic dessert recipe found in our <a href=”../healthy-recipe-ideas/dessert-recipes”>desserts section</a>.  </p><p><strong>Antioxidant Score (<a href=”../healthy-eating-reference/oxygen-radical-absorbance-capacity-orac”>ORAC</a>)=17,940 </strong></p><p> </p>

Selecting and Storing Pecans

Choose unshelled pecans with clean, unblemished, unbroken shells. Store pecans in an airtight container tightly in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

Preferences: No Fish, No Red Meat, No Pork, No Eggs, No Shellfish, No Gluten, No Seeds, No Soy, No Dairy, No Poultry, No Molds, No Citrus, No Tubers, No Nightshade, No Legumes, No Grains, No Corn, No Yeast, No Peanuts,

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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