Pecan trees are large, deciduous trees that are related to hickory trees. Easily identifiable by its rich brown kernel with a distinctive grooved surface, pecans have a distinct flavor from other tree nuts. Some people describe the pecan as nearly buttery in flavor (Hudson Pecan, n.d.). It is possible to purchase pecans in a variety of sizes, from “midget” to “mammoth.” This makes them an incredibly versatile food. Consider some of the following benefits of pecans when deciding to add them to your diet.
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