Pecans Nutrition - Glendas Farmhouse

Flavor and nutrition-filled pecans from Glenda’s Farmhouse merit inclusion in your list of pantry staples. Suitable for much more than yummy pies during the holidays, pecans provide various cooking options and a wide range of health benefits.

Pecans Nutrition A branch of Andersen & Sons Shelling, Glenda’s Farmhouse grows and nurtures, packages, and sells walnuts and almonds, with a broader catalog marked by world-class cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, sea salts, and other nut products.

“Good food by good people” is what drives our efforts. We want to supply wholesome and healthy foods while operating sustainably in entirely peanut-free facilities.

Nutritional Profile:

Serving size = 1 oz. = about a handful = about 19 pecan halves

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

From ice cream to salad, pecans are featured in many popular and delicious dishes. With a combination of sweet and savory flavors, pecans also provide a wealth of nutrition. 

Keep the Ticker Ticking

The American Heart Association recognizes pecans as heart-healthy and worthy of inclusion in a heart-friendly diet plan. Potassium reduces blood pressure; fiber reduces cholesterol. Together, the two equal less risk of stroke and heart attack.

Manage Cholesterol Levels

Studies also demonstrate that pecans manage cholesterol levels, reducing the impact of LDL cholesterol and raising HDL cholesterol levels. 

Avoid Insulin Spikes

Controlling blood sugar is critical for people with diabetes and those trying to avoid developing it. The healthy fats, low carbohydrate content, and high fiber levels of pecans keep blood sugars steady. Low on the glycemic index, pecans are good choices for those concerned with blood sugars, and they’ve demonstrated an ability to reduce A1c and fasting blood sugar measurements.

Contribute to Weight Management

Pecans are deceptively high in calories. Be sure to consistently control portions to enjoy longer satisfaction and less hunger due to the high levels of fiber and protein found within the protein and other nuts.

Avoid Constipation

Pecans are rich in fiber – providing 3 grams per serving. In addition to helping you feel full longer, this fiber also improves your gut health and helps maintain regular bowel movements. 

Lessen Likelihood of Cancer Development

Antioxidants stop free radicals from causing oxidation within the body. Oxidation can lead to cancer, so consuming pecans full of antioxidants can help prevent developing cancer. 

Culinary Uses for Pecans

Pecans make a great pie, as we all know, but their crunch and flavor are good for so many other culinary purposes:

  • Chopped up to coat protein (skip the flour)
  • Chopped for the exterior of a cheeseball
  • Tossed within a batter, salad, sauce, casserole, or stir-fry
  • Topping on oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream
  • Roasted or toasted with a bit of salt or other seasonings
  • Candied with a bit of sugar or substitute sweetener
  • Incorporated into a dish of roasted vegetables
  • Included in a cheese board or charcuterie
  • Add to a bento box for a healthy snack or lunch on the go.

Glenda’s Farmhouse is a convenient, cost-effective, and high-quality source for a variety of products including walnuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, sea salts, and more. Pecans are nutrition-packed powerhouses, full of delicious taste, and appropriate for many uses in the kitchen. We welcome customer inquiries and comments: click here to contact us online or call (530) 839-2236.