Celebrating World Pecan Day

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Nuts, the bite-size nutritional powerhouses are nature’s way of showing us that great things come in small packages. They are rich in healthy fats, protein, vitamins and essential minerals. While they all are good for health, different nuts have different nutrition credentials that offer various health benefits. We can’t really say one is better than the other, so we are picking Pecan nut as it is World Pecan Day today.

The buttery rich flavoured pecan nut is one of the popular edible tree nuts in the west. Although it is available and cultivated worldwide, it is native to central and southern parts of the United States of America.

Pecans are known for many health benefiting nutrients that are essential for optimum wellbeing. They are heart friendly and rich in anti-oxidants which make them effective at lowering cholesterol levels and help you maintain healthy functioning arteries. There is an abundance of oleic acid in pecan nuts that are found in olives & avocado, and are also a good source of vitamin B3 that helps fighting fatigue or sluggishness. To put in simple words, pecan nuts aid in digestion, bone and teeth health, reduce the risk of breast cancer and stroke, help in weight loss and strengthens the immune system as well.

Pecans, like most of the nuts, have an important role in maintaining good skin and hair health too. It is rich in nutrients such as vitamin E, vitamin A, folate, zinc and phosphorous which are essential for a flawless skin.  The regular consumption of pecans in moderation will prevent most of the skin problems giving you a glowing and clear complexion. Pecans are also an excellent source of L-arginine amino acids that encourages hair growth and it also prevents hair loss taking care of the blood iron levels.

After this read, I am sure you know your favourite nut a little bit more. So, why not try and include this health booster to your everyday diet and see the results for yourself. And, now that we are celebrating world pecan day whip up some savoury or sweet goodies with this power packed nut and give celebrations a healthy twist.

Shruti Raj

A simple writer, with hands on experience in Public Relations and Communications. An ardent lover of food with a natural flair for culinary arts, who loves to write anything and everything about food, with a career background of more than half a decade invested in various communication fields. Now being a part of ICCA Dubai Digital Marketing team, she intends to showcase her professional expertise in web & print content development and food photography, and adapt to learn more with the team.

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