More antioxidants than any other nut.
The pecan tree is native to the sunny southern states of the United States, which to this day are the world’s largest producers. Our partner, the National Pecan Company, has its headquarters in the state of Texas. As the U.S. market leader for pecan nuts, it has three major production sites in the main cultivation areas: Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.
The pecan has a similar shape to the walnut, though slightly more stretched and with a thinner shell. Its shell is slightly shiny, smooth, and so easy to open that this can even be attempted by hand. The actual kernel, which is 2 to 4 cm (1 to 1.5 inches) long consists of two halves, very similar to a walnut. Pecans are extremely popular because of their discreet, nutty-sweet taste.
The nut is also extremely nutritious, with a very high proportion of valuable unsaturated fatty acids (over 85%). It is also full of minerals such as iron, potassium, copper, manganese, and zinc, as well as vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, folic acid, and biotin. Its abundance of fiber and antioxidants is a major plus for marketing it as a true premium ingredient.
This healthy nut has numerous uses in the food industry: With its fine, mild taste, the American pecan enriches snacks, cereals, chocolate, ice cream, or baked goods, for example. The Bösch Boden Spies pecan assortment comprises whole or half kernels, and pieces of varying sizes.
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