Are Pecans Heart Healthy? - Glendas Farmhouse

Heart-healthy pecans are the food of choice for when you don’t want to give up flavor and crunch but want to avoid the guilt and ill effects of junk foods. Glenda’s Farmhouse is an excellent source of pecans and other healthy ingredients.


Are Pecans Heart Healthy? The American Heart Association considers pecans a heart-healthy food that should be incorporated into a healthy diet. Pecans offer healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, antioxidants, and complex carbohydrates.

Studies have shown that eating a single serving of pecans daily can help avoid heart disease by inhibiting the oxidation of lipids in blood.

Pecans also provide a high level of healthy fats. With monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, zero trans fats, and no cholesterol, pecans lower total cholesterol, decrease “bad” LDL cholesterol, and elevate “good” HDL cholesterol. 

The level of vitamins packed into the pecan is astounding, with 19 different vitamins and minerals. These nutrients include Vitamins A and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, numerous B vitamins, and zinc. The protein content of pecans comes without sodium, cholesterol, or many harmful carbs. One daily serving (one ounce or ¼ cup) of pecans offers an amazing 10% of the recommended fiber consumption.

In addition to protecting from heart disease, pecans can help manage blood sugars, lose weight, lower blood pressure, improve immunity, lessen inflammation, prevent age-related diseases, reduce the risk of developing cancer, and enhance brain health. Do you need any more reasons to order Glenda’s Farmhouse Pecans today?

Pecan’s Nutritional Profile:

  • 196 calories
  • 3 g fiber
  • 20 g fat
  • 3 g protein
  • 4 g carbohydrates
  • 1 g sugar


Eating pecans is easy. In fact, moderation might be the tricky part! A handful is approximately one serving (15-20 pecan halves), so they’re the ideal on-the-go snack. Keep them available and handy to make good choices the norm rather than the exception.

Pecans can be roasted, seasoned, and tossed into various dishes for crunch and flavor, and they can be incorporated into a ton of recipes to heighten the health profile of the meal. 


Storing your pecans at home is simple. All you need are airtight containers – glass, plastic, or Ziploc bags. Already-shelled pecans can be kept in a container in the refrigerator for a couple of months, and if you need to store your supply for longer than that, place them in the freezer – for up to one year.


Glenda’s Farmhouse grows, packages, and sells almonds and walnuts while distributing other wholesome and nutritious foods, including hazelnuts, cashews, pecans, sea salts, and more! We operate an entirely peanut-free operation and value customer satisfaction by providing quality foods at low prices.

Our beliefs drive our efforts. We believe in the following:

  • Family, friends, and shared food to grow community
  • Sustainable farming and respect for the land and its trees
  • Innovation and tradition, blending the two in our farming practices
  • Good health through nourishing food.

Pecans are heart-healthy, brain-healthy, blood sugar-healthy, digestion healthy, and more. They are just plain healthy! Keep them in your kitchen for regular snacking and cooking for the benefit of yourself and those you love. For questions, feedback, or orders, please get in touch with our team at 530-839-2236 or follow this link.