Pecan Nuts

Pecans have a smooth shell and the kernel makes up 40-60% of the in-shell. The principle producing countries are the U.S., Mexico, Australia and Israel. Pecans are marketed in in-shell or shelled form and can be eaten raw or roasted. They're used in the bakery, confectionery and dairy industry, in chocolate and ice creams. Pecans are also added to cereals, breads, pastries and biscuits, and are great in salads, main dishes, as toppings on desserts and as a snack. Pecans are high in unsaturated fat - the kind that is good for you. Also, being high in fibre, they make a great snack, control hunger and contribute towards weight loss. Adding pecans to the diet assists in promoting health and supplies the body with a large range of vitamins and nutrients. Pecans include over 19 vitamins and minerals including zinc, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamin, potassium, manganese, iron, minerals and vitamins E, A and B.

Banana Pecan Muffins

Make a dozen of these moist muffins Sunday morning to stave off early morning hunger pangs. Or, better still, set out the ingredients the night before with the recipe and let the first person up bake a batch for everyone.

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ChocNut Blonde Brownies

These moist blonde brownies are full of nuts and chocolate chips and bursting with flavour.

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Peach and Pecan Ice Cream

The sweet peaches add great texture, and the pecans pack in a crunchy bite to this homemade ice-cream recipe.

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Pecan Chocolate Tart

Chocolate tart crossed with a pecan pie and maple syrup creates the perfect dessert to satisfy any chocoholic craving.

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Pecan Crusted Chicken Breasts

Pecan nuts make a wonderful addition to the breadcrumb mix and buttermilk helps to keep the chicken lovely and moist. Serve these wonderful chicken breasts with a nice salad or coleslaw.

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Pecan Pralines

Plunge an iconic ingredient of the American South – pecans – into a hot, buttery brown sugar mixture, and you’re moments away from enjoying a classic praline.

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Strawberry Pecan Loaf

Fresh strawberries go into making this delicious loaf. Serve it as a cake with whipped cream or as a dessert with creamy custard.

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Sweet & Salty Pecan Butterscotch Cookies

Sugar and salt bring each other to new heights in these butterscotch cookies that are laced with toasted pecans and butterscotch chips. They’re rolled in a mixture of sugar and salt before baking, which gives them a flavour that’s over-the-top.

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Sweet and Spicy Nuts

This amazing snack treat lets you enjoy the sweet, with a touch of spicy, flavours without having to choose between the two. These nuts are very easy to make and they go very fast.

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