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Pecans

Pecans are one of the only nuts that no one pronounces correctly. In fact, people all over the United States, where pecans are a native plant species, argue about the proper way to pronounce the word pecan. The nut originates in the Midwest and Southern areas of North America and the river valleys in Mexico, and Native American tribes called the nut pacane (puh KAH nay). The indigenous people loved pecans because they were easy to shell, easy to collect, and they were tasty. As the word of these nuts spread, people began to argue about how to pronounce it. People living along the eastern coast called the nut puh-KAHNs. However, Southerners strongly disagreed, calling the nut PEA-cans. Other people in the Midwest disagreed with both pronunciations, calling the tasty nut PIE-cans or PIE-kahns.

No matter how you pronounce the word "pecan", the hearty nut is the perfect American nut. It can be used as an add-on for salads, as a garnish for fruits and cheeses, or as a dessert. Eating pecans all alone is a treat as well. Here's some more information about the health benefits of pecans and the different kinds of pecan snacks Fastachi offers online.



Eating Pecans Is Good for You

First, pecans are high in monounsaturated fats, which are healthy fats. These healthy fats can help lower your cholesterol levels, so consuming pecans is a great idea. They are full of calcium, potassium, and magnesium as well. The potassium in healthy pecans helps to lower your blood pressure. They can help reduce the inflammation in your body, so people who suffer from inflammation in their bodies benefit from eating quality pecan snacks. Looking to up your immune system? Pecans are full of vitamins A, E, and zinc, which helps to fight off infections.

Our Pecan Products

Fastachi offers several high-quality pecan products for our customers. First, if you want to eat the healthiest pecans that are in their natural state, you'll want to buy raw pecans. We offer them raw with nothing added. You can use them as flavorings in salads, paired with cheese, or by themselves. You can also buy roasted and salted pecan online, which means you can eat them by the handful or use them in pies and cakes.

We also have the best pecan sweet treats. Our honey crisp pecans are roasted, salted, and dipped in honey for a sweet crunch. But the pies de resistance is our blonde chocolate salted pecan bark. We blend our sweetest chocolate with a hint of caramel for a blond shortbread cookie taste. You can also choose to snack on our perfect pecan butter, which is our best roasted pecans ground into precious spreadable, dippable butter.

We are known for our fabulous nut products. Fastachi takes great pride in hand-selecting, small-batch roasting in barrels, and seasoning with sea salt. We sift through our pecans so that you only get the pecan halves of the highest quality, not the crushed pieces. We want your nut experience with our company to be unforgettable, and we want you to keep coming back for more and more nutty delights. Why not pick up a pound of healthy pecans today?