I bought only 300 grams and turned them into Pecan Nut Butter. I did not remove the skin of the pecan nuts , just toasted them in the oven and let them cooled down before I used a food processor and churned them into pecan nut butter. It was magical, seeing the nuts being churned into a paste and watching the pecan nuts natural oil oozing out …it was aromatic and I like the taste of the nut butter though it has a tinge of bitterness from the skin I did not remove I guessed. Being lazy doesn’t pay, does it ?
I could not wait to have them in my salad, I dribbled some of the nut butter on my mango though and it went well with the mango cubes. I kept the rest for my salad and I know it will go well with the salad be it fruit or vegetable salad. Easy to make but slightly expensive… but when you know how good pecan nuts are for our body, you won’t mind the price though.
Studies show that pecan nuts offer distinct benefits to humans. They nutrient dense, which means that they contain a host of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber. The nuts are sodium and cholesterol free, so they make an excellent snack food. Pecans have an 18% protein coantent, which makes the nuts a good choice for those on a plant-based diet. Pecans are a good source of potassium and Vitamin E( gamma tocopherol) in pecans is an important antioxidant in relation to intestinal and prostate health. This powerful antioxidant protects blood lipids from oxidatojn. When LDL cholesterol oxidizes, it can build up, leading to clogged arteries.
Landmark research shows that antioxidant- rich pecans are in the top category of foods that contain the highest antioxidant capacity, significant in relation to conditions such as coronary heart disease, cancer, and alzheimer’s. Phytochemicals found in pecans, act in the same fashion as antioxidnts and may render a protective effect against certain cancers and heart disease.
Wow.. pecan nuts has lotz of goodness in it and this research is enough to make me want to start snacking on this nuts from now onwards…. A handful of pecan nuts a day may inhibit oxidation of blood lipids, which can help to prevent coronary heart disease.... so I will start with 2 tablespoon of pecan nut butter a day on my salad or fruits or on my toast bread :)))))
Thanks Pearl for such a wonderful and easy to prepare Pecan Nut Butter :)