The American Pecan Council toured pecan farms here in Georgia last week. The council, along with members of their newly organized marketing team, came to Georgia as part of a nationwide tour. They want to meet America’s pecan farmers and glean a deeper understanding of the industry. The council aims to raise awareness and increase…
Dietitians agree that pecans are a superfood! They are high in antioxidants, full of minerals, and naturally sweet! Nuts have have a very well-deserved reputation as a health food. In addition to fiber and plant protein, they’re chock-full of good fat, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. But pecans are one nut healthy eaters tend to overlook. (I’m…
“With a federal marketing order in place to help increase consumption, the U.S. pecan industry is working harder to convince consumers that the healthy nut taste good in more than a delicious pie at Thanksgiving.” Read more about the exciting marketing plans for the American pecan.
One year ago, pecan growers across America voted decisively in favor of a federal marketing order. This summer the American Pecan Council is prepping to market and promote pecans, invest in research, and establish quality, grade, and size standards. Read to learn more and visit the American Pecan Council’s new web site.
According to Persistence Market Research, the global pecan market is expected to continue its robust growth during the forecast period (2016–2024). The high nutritional value of pecans and the increasing shift towards healthy lifestyles are the driving factors of the pecan market. Read more.
State Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has a 2020 goal of seeing at least 20 percent of school menu nutrition come from products grown in Georgia. The hope is that students will see and recognize the Georgia Grown label in grocery stores and encourage their parents to buy Georgia Grown products. Read more here.
It’s been a strangely mild winter here in Georgia. How will this affect the 2017 Georgia pecan crop? University of Georgia Extension Pecan Specialist Lenny Wells informs us of the possibilities. Read here.
It’s harvest season for Georgia pecans! If you are planning to store pecans for later use, our friends at Pearson Farm have some great tips on their blog!
Are Americans About to Go Nuts for Pecans? We think so! Fantastic article by Modern Farmer for The Huffington Post expounding on some of the amazing AND newly discovered health benefits of pecans! https://goo.gl/teF8zW
Fat is the enemy, right? Not quite. Dietary fat plays an important role in our overall good health. Our bodies turn to fat for energy. We use it for fuel, plain and simple. Fat also helps our bodies absorb vitamins. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, moderation is the…