All about pecans

Pecan has unique healing properties: it improves the functioning of most systems and organs, and its oil gives youth and beauty. These nuts produce a positive effect on male sexual sphere, no worse than the well-known Cialis pills.


Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a woody plant of the Walnut family from North America. But today, this type of nut, in addition to the eastern and southern regions of the United States (especially prevalent in the states of Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas), grows in Central Asia, Australia, and the Caucasus region. Best of all, this tree takes root in the southern areas, washed by water.

Pecan nuts formed the basis of the diet of the Indians, who settled the territory of America before its discovery by Columbus. They stocked up in case of unsuccessful hunting or unsuitability of other food. Pecans often served as barter. The Indians appreciated this type of tree so much that they began to engage in its selection. Moving around the mainland, in different places, they scattered camps or small villages around which they planted these trees.

From pecans, Indians were making nutritious milk, with high energy value. It contributed to the growth and strengthening of the body, as well as restoration of strength and health.

This unique tree can bear pecans for up to 300 years and grows up to 40 meters in height. Its brown fruits have a cylindrical shape, and their length rarely exceeds 3 cm. Because of their external similarity to olives, they are also called “olive nuts.” The peeled pecan fruit is very similar to the fruit of its closest relative – walnut. They look like “brain convolutions,” but at the same time, pecan has practically no partitions inside the shell.

This nut can be taken in any form: it is eaten raw, fried or dried. Pecan is widely used in US cooking. It is an ingredient in many sweets, particularly praline sweets. And the most popular dessert of this nut is pecan pie, the recipe of which every American housewife knows.

Oil from this nut, resembling the taste of olive, is seasoned with salads, mushroom and rice dishes. It goes well with fish, poultry, cheeses, and balsamic vinegar.


According to the USDA Nutrient Database, 100 g of pecans contain:

  • Water – 3.52 g
  • Protein – 9.17 g
  • Fat – 71.97 g
  • Carbohydrates – 4.26 g
  • Dietary fiber (fiber) – 9.6 g
  • Ash – 1.49 g


100 g of pecans on average contains about 691 kcal.

The beneficial properties of pecan

This type of nut has unique healing qualities. Pecan contains large amounts of vitamins (A, B, E) and minerals (magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, phosphorus), as well as folic acid, tannins, and monounsaturated fats. In addition, pecans are rich with healthy substances such as gamma tocopherols, which protect against the oxidation of fats, proteins and DNA of cells, as well as phytosterols, which reduce the level of “bad” cholesterol in the blood and prevent the development of varicose veins, atherosclerosis, and coronary disease.

Pecan has pronounced anti-cancer properties. It is also effective in avitaminosis and anemia. It stimulates appetite, relieves fatigue, and improve the activity of the hormonal and sexual systems.

Pecan oil is used for external and internal use. Inside it is used to treat colds, headaches, and fatigue. It replaces almost all the necessary fats, increases immunity, and slows the aging process. As an external agent, pecan oil is used in cosmetology to eliminate a whole range of skin diseases – from sunburn and irritation to insect bites and fungal infections. Also, the oil of this nut is often used for massages: it moisturizes, nourishes, and rejuvenates the skin.


The main rule associated with the use of this product – do not overeat. One dose should not exceed 100 g since it will be difficult for the body to absorb more nuts – as a result, digestion may be disturbed. People with liver problems, obesity, and allergic reactions should limit the intake of these nuts.

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