Texas Pecans

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Texas Pecans. Texas Heart. 

In Texas, pecans hold a special place in hearts and kitchens across the state. The only major tree nut truly native to the United States, archaeologists have found evidence of pecan seed and leaf fossils formed along the Rio Grande dating as far back as 6100 B.C. Today, Texas is a leading pecan grower an the top producer among states where the tree is native. It's no wonder that the pecan is recognized with the State Tree (pecan tree), the State Health nut (pecan nut), and the Texas State Pie (pecan pie) designations.


Native to more than half the counties in the state, Texas pecans are grown and harvested by family farmers in all regions of Texas, with many of these farms passed down for multiple generations. Today, native pecan trees continue to grow along riverbeds and streams and improved varieties are raised in managed groves across the state. The delicious flavor and texture of Texas pecans offer palate-pleasing, healthful and inspired meals. In fact, to enjoy Texas pecans is like enjoying a bit of Texas wherever you are. 



Heart Healthy Punch
With so many ways to enjoy pecans, from snacking to including them as key ingredients in sweet and savory dishes, it's easy to forget how good they are for you! According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, scientific evidence suggests that eating 42.5 grams (1.5 ounces) per day of most nuts, such as pecans, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. 
As consumers become increasingly concerned about and interested in their health and the role food plays in it, pecans easily fit into virtually every dietary need or preference. 

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Unlock Pecan Potential
This premium nut will delight guests from the fanciest dinner party to the most casual picnic. Texas pecans are available in various sizes from mammoth to small, both whole and in pieces, as well as a variety of other formats, including granules, pecan flour, pecan oil, pecan butter, pecan paste, and pecan milk. Texas also sells many different pecan products, from snacking nuts to breading and so much more.
In whatever format works for you, the Texas pecan melds perfectly with any flavor on the global palate, from sweetest sweet to hottest hot. Try pecans with the following flavors to unlock their full potential: wasabi, curry, delicate herbs, any spice in the rack, savory and umami essences, caramel, honey, tropical fruits or chocolate. 
The Texas pecan's complex texture of buttery, smooth crunch adds dimension and depth to every dish. By adding pecans, you can elevate the texture of whole or heirloom grains or legumes steamed, simmered, or braised as a savory pilaf. Mashed, cracked, bits or whole, toasted, roasted or simply raw- any way you use them, Texas pecans add substance, flavor, and texture to vegetables year-round. Texas pecans or the silkiness of pecan oil add new dimension to side dishes, from salads to stuffed chile rellenos. And, whatever you're breading, Texas pecan meal or ground Texas pecans add extra crunch and flavor. 
The versatility, texture, and flavor of Texas pecans is sure to enhance any dish or bring Texas joy as simple, tasty, and good-for-you snack!