The U.S. is known as the largest world producer of pecan. Commercial growing of these nuts began in the 1880s. Today more than 10 million trees produce about 150-200 tons of pecans annually.
Did you know that pecan is actually not a nut? Technically it's a drupe, a fruit with a single stone or a pit, that is surrounded by a husk. Although pecan is not quite a nut, it's a great source of protein and unsaturated fats. Pecans are rich in fatty acids omega-6. Two pecans provide about 10 % of the recommended daily value for zinc.
There are many ways to celebrate National Pecan Day. You can eat pecans as a tasty snack or use them to make a pie or cookies. There are plenty of recipes you can find to use pecans for any dessert. But if don't feel like making a dessert, we would also recommend you to make pecan-crusted salmon. Baked fish will have a distinct nutty flavor, that no one will be able to resist.Remind me with Google Calendar
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