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 that healthy eaters tend to…
“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 website.
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.
Georgia’s pecan industry has grown tremendously in the last five years! Pecans can certainly bring future profit, even so, new farmers should realize that growing pecans is a costly investment. Read here.
Lenny Wells, the University of Georgia’s leading voice in the pecan industry, writes about the history of pecans and their popularity in the South in his first book, Pecan: America’s Native Nut Tree. Wells says his book isn’t just for pecan growers, but for anyone interested in Southern agriculture. Read more here.
Spring has spring early for farmers throughout the Southeast. Great read about Georgia’s recent weather patterns and the USA National Phenology Network.
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.
February is American Heart Month! DID YOU KNOW? Adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may help inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus helping prevent coronary heart disease! Pecans help reduce the risk of heart disease because they have an abundance of good heart healthy fats! Pecans contain more than…