These raw organic pecans nuts in Abuja are pecan halves. They are small but pack delicious flavor. They have a crisp, buttery texture and are delicious to snack on or use as toppings. Our no shell raw pecans are certified organic by CCOF. They contain no additives or preservatives and are grown without pesticides.
Health Benefits of Organic Pecans
A serving of raw organic pecan nuts in Abuja makes a healthy snack that provides an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein, and antioxidants. Research suggests that eating pecans as part of a heart-healthy diet can reduce total and LDL “bad” cholesterol levels. The Pecan nuts in Abuja are rich in oleic acid, the same monounsaturated fat found in salmon and fatty fish that protects the cardiovascular system. Organic pecan nuts in Abuja are also high in nutrients such as zinc, vitamin E, and vitamin A to boost the immune system and ward off illness. Now that’s a snack your whole body will appreciate!
The pecan tree is a large deciduous tree, growing to 20–40 m (66–131 ft) in height, rarely to 44 m (144 ft). It typically has a spread of 12–23 m (39–75 ft) with a trunk up to 2 m (6.6 ft) diameter. A 10-year-old sapling grown in optimal conditions will stand about 5 m (16 ft) tall. The leaves are alternate, 30–45 cm (12–18 in) long, and pinnate with 9–17 leaflets, each leaflet 5–12 cm (2.0–4.7 in) long and 2–6 cm (0.79–2.36 in) broad.
A pecan, like the fruit of all other members of the hickory genus, is not truly a nut, but is technically a drupe, a fruit with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk. The husks are produced from the exocarp tissue of the flower, while the part known as the nut develops from the endocarp and contains the seed. The husk itself is aeneous, that is, brassy greenish-gold in color, oval to oblong in shape, 2.6–6 cm (1.0–2.4 in) long and 1.5–3 cm (0.59–1.18 in) broad. The outer husk is 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in) thick, starts out green and turns brown at maturity, at which time it splits off in four sections to release the thin-shelled seed.
The seeds of the pecan are edible, with a rich, buttery flavor. They can be eaten fresh or used in cooking, particularly in sweet desserts, such as pecan pie, a traditional Southern U.S. dish. Pecans are the major ingredient in praline candy.