A lot of people love pecans, but they don’t know what they are. Here is a brief history of the pecan nut and a recipe for a delicious pecan pie.
Pecan trees grow in the south-east parts of the United States, particularly Texas and Louisiana. The nuts were spread from Mexico to North America by Native Americans as early as 3,500 BC. Most historians agree that it was the Spanish who brought them to Europe in 1556 after their conquest of Mexico.
Eating Pecan Nuts
Pecan nuts are tasty and healthy. They can be eaten as is, or they can be roasted to bring out more flavor.
Roasted pecan nuts have a sweet, nutty taste that makes them a popular snack all year round.
According to the American Pecan Council, Americans eat an average of 1 ½ pounds of pecans per year. If you’re going to include this treat in your diet, make sure they’re fresh and haven’t been sitting around for too long.