Pecans pack quite a nutritional punch within a convenient and yummy package. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers pecans grown with best practices, sustainable techniques, and ideal conditions. We encourage customers to order and keep a stash for snacking, cooking, and sharing!
About Glenda’s Farmhouse
In 1904, the Andersen family began farming in Vina, CA, and has created quite a legacy in the time since. Glenda’s Farmhouse is a branch of the Andersen & Sons Shelling brand and has recently merged with Western Nut Company.
Our walnuts and almonds grow here in Northern California in the Sacramento Valley, where the conditions are ideal for great-tasting, quality nut products.
Protect Your Purchase
Right off the bat, let’s discuss how to keep your pecans fresh once they arrive. Keep them from room temperatures and air by storing pecans in airtight containers and either the fridge or freezer. Pecans stay fresh for nine months refrigerated and up to two years frozen when shelled. Fun fact: flavor and texture are unaffected by repeated thawing and refreezing.
Make sure to keep refrigerated pecans away from onions, garlic, broccoli, or other smelly foods. Odor transfer is real, but this ability to absorb flavors can be greatly advantageous when using pecans as an ingredient when cooking. Refrigerator storage is best with an airtight container like a jar with a lid, and ziplock bags are best for freezing.
You don’t have to thaw them before cooking with them, and if you enjoy them as a snack, keep a small amount available for use in the near term. Pecans will remain fresh for two months in an airtight container in your pantry.
Why Incorporate Pecans into Your Diet?
The abundance of nutritional value is enough to make pecans part of a healthy diet. Protein, fiber, vitamins, and heart-healthy fats come from a serving of pecans. The fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, which eliminate bad cholesterol, keep good cholesterol, and prevent cardiovascular disease. These omega-3 fatty acids are also known to reduce inflammation and ease the symptoms of arthritis.
If you’re choosing a snack, you couldn’t find a better option than pecans. A small portion provides energy and sufficient protein to leave you feeling full for longer.
Pecan consumption has also been seen to lower blood pressure due to the magnesium, potassium, and calcium content.
Another health benefit from enjoying pecans regularly is the management of blood sugars. Since most carbs within this low-carb food are fibrous, people with diabetes can comfortably indulge in this treat in small portions.
From prevention of cancer to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis, and healthy skin/hair, so many different conditions benefit from the healthy ingredients within pecans.
One ounce of raw pecans has:
- Calories: 196
- Protein: 3 grams
- Fat: 20 grams
- Carbohydrates: 4 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Sugar: 1 gram
Serving Size = 1 ounce = almost ¼ cup = about 19 pecan halves
Pecans are delicious all on their own, but you can also use them as a handy way to add nutrition to salads, oatmeal, yogurt, and baked treats.
Crucial Caution for Pet Owners
Pecans shouldn’t be given to dogs. The high degree of fat can cause stomach problems, and pecans can grow toxic molds.
Did you know?
2,500+ acres of Glenda’s land is pollinator and bee-friendly. 🐝💖
Glenda’s Farmhouse takes great pride in being a completely “family-owned and operated” American family farm since 1944!