Pecan Nutritional Information

Pecans Are Healthy!

A one-ounce serving of pecans contains 196 calories, 2.7 grams of dietary fiber and over 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, potassium and zinc.

Studies suggest a serving of pecans a day may lower "bad" cholesterol levels, decrease blood pressure and fight against prostate and breast cancer.


Pecan Facts

It takes about 310 pecan halves to fill a one-pound bag. With only about 65% of pecans will crack into unbroken halves, so there are over 200 pecans that must be cracked to fill that pound bag!

Pecans are the only tree nut that is truly native to the United States.

Georgia leads the nation in pecan production. Georgia has been the top pecan producing state in the nation since the late 1800s.

Pecans are one of the largest fruit-bearing trees. One irrigated, managed acre of pecan trees will produce about 1,000 pounds of pecans.

More than 500 varieties of pecans exist today. Over 1,000 cultivars have been released over the history of pecan culture. Only three are common and all three are available Georgia orchards.

America’s President, food connoisseur and gardener, Thomas Jefferson, was very taken by the flavor of pecans and had trees imported from Louisiana for his Monticello orchards


Pecans: Top Nut for Antioxidants

A USDA study finds that pecans lead the pack for antioxidants!

Total Antioxidants (micromoles per gram)
Pecans - 5,095
Walnuts - 3,846
Hazelnuts - 2,739
Pistachios - 2,267
Almonds - 1,265
Peanuts - 899
Cashews - 567
Macadamias - 481
Brazil nuts - 403
Pine nuts - 204