Pecan Nuts

TYPES

In-Shell, Shelled, Pieces, Chopped, Flour, Paste, Oil

VARIETIES

Amling, Caddo, Candy, Sumner, Zinner, Truffle, Gloria Grande, Kanza, Ellis, Creek, Pawnee.

SIZES

200/250, 251/300, 301/350, 351/450, 451/550, 551/650, 651/800

FORMATS

25 lb boxes

Pecan Nuts: A Treasure from the Southern United States with Ancient Roots

Pecan nuts, with their distinctive flavour and wealth of nutritional properties are a culinary treasury whose roots are deeply established in the United States, with their history dating back to ancient times. Find out about the fascinating origins of pecan nuts with us, and how they have become an essential part of cuisine in America and beyond.

Native American Origins Pecans (Carya illinoinensis) are native to North America, and the nuts were already a part of the diets of indigenous tribes much before the arrival of European settlers. Native Americans liked these nuts so much that they were a staple part of the diet and were even used in cultural rites.

Exploration and Dissemination: On their arrival to America, pecan nuts caught the attention of European settlers because of their unique flavour and abundance in the southern regions of the United States. European and African settlers started to farm Pecans, thus contributing to the pecan nut becoming a distinctive crop in the region.

Pecan Nuts in the 19th Century: As Pecan farming extended, the nuts became a valuable item of trade. Farmers in the south of the United States started to realise the commercial potential of pecan nuts, and consequently their popularity continued to grow throughout the 19th century.

Commercial Development: The 20th century was a turning point for pecan nuts in terms of commercial development. Dedicated plantations were established and pecan nuts became consolidated as an essential part of the agricultural economy of the southern United States.

International Recognition: Over time, pecan nuts crossed borders and earned international recognition. Their distinctive flavour and versatility in the kitchen built on their status as a highly rated nut the world over.

Nutrients and Culinary Versatility: Apart from their delicious flavour, pecan nuts are rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and essential minerals. Their versatility in cooking is evident through the variety of dishes containing them, from pies and desserts to salads and other savoury dishes.

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