Pecans & Your Health
Rich in antioxidant properties
Reduces risk of gallstones
Beneficial in managing weight
Lowers risk of cancer and heart diseases
Maintains blood sugar levels in diabetics
Aids in balancing cholesterol levels in body
Interesting Facts About Pecan Trees
Pecan trees are native to Mexico and the southern areas of the United States. Similar climatic and environmental conditions found in Australia have made the crop increasingly popular to farm in Australia. However, Australia has one key advantage over America in that the Australian pecan industry is largely disease free. This means that pecans can be grown without the use of pesticides in Australia.
A healthy pecan tree can produce nuts commercially for over 100 years! Records show in the US that Pecan trees may live and bear edible seeds for more than 300 years!!
Mature pecan trees can grow up to 40m tall