Pecans are high in fiber and unsaturated (good) fats, which reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while maintaining HDL (good) cholesterol levels. They also are a good source of carbohydrates, making them a natural choice for on-the-go snacking. In fact, pecans meet federal requirements for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks in Schools program and the U.S. military’s snacking guidelines.
One ounce of pecans provides about 10 percent of your daily fiber requirements. Considering that one ounce is about 20 nuts, you’ll feel full of fiber and flavor! Learn more about the nutritional benefits of pecans.
Pecans are a naturally gluten-free, nutritious food. Gluten is a protein found in certain types of grains, including all forms of wheat, rye, corn and barley but not in pecans. Georgia pecans do contain protein, but it’s unrelated to the gluten proteins that affect people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.