Health & Nutrition

Kalahari Pecans pecan nuts are 100% natural, high in protein and unsaturated fats, low in sodium and contains 0% cholesterol. Pecans is an excellent source of Calcium, Iron, Phosphate, Potassium and Magnesium. Pecan nuts contain considerate amounts of Vitamin E, Calcium and a high content of protein and fibre, which makes it ideal for children, vegetarians and people wanting to lose weight.

Pecan nuts contain the highest possible nutritional value of all fruit grown in South Africa. Only a handful of pecan nuts per day is sufficient to help prevent illnesses such as cancer, hart diseases and other chronic illnesses.

  • One-ounce serving of pecans contains 196 calories, 2.7 grams dietary fibre and over 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, E, Calcium, Potassium and Zinc
  • Pecans are also a good source of Oleic Acid, Vitamin B1, Thiamin, Magnesium and Protein

Pecans are ranked among the top 20 foods for Antioxidant capacity and also have the highest amount of antioxidants of the nuts tested, including almonds and walnuts. The antioxidant compounds found naturally in pecans, including vitamin E, ellagic acid and flavonoids, are believed to help prevent disease-causing oxidation in cells. Such oxidative damage has been linked to developing a wide variety of diseases including heart disease, Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Pecans are a rich source of oleic acid, the same type of fatty acid found in olive oil. Eating 1 1/2 ounces of pecans a day (27 to 30 pecan halves), when its part of a heart-healthy diet, can reduce the risk of heart disease. Several population studies found that as nut consumption increased, body fat actually decreased. And clinical studies have confirmed this conclusion, finding that eating nuts actually resulted in lower weights. With their super nutrition profile and low-carb content, pecans also make a perfect choice for people following low-carb weight-loss plans.

Pecans are a good source of easily digestible protein. Low in carbohydrates, with a minimal glycemic index, pecans are an ideal snack food for diabetics. A recent study confirmed pecans contain plant sterols. These chemicals have a natural cholesterol-lowering ability. Pecans are low in saturated fat. Instead, they contain mono and polyunsaturated fats; these are good fats for your heart. They also contain no bad Trans fat. This makes pecans a heart-healthy snack food. If you eat pecans for a snack, you’ll feel fuller longer than if you say, indulged in chips. Pecans provide long-lasting energy. Plus, a handful of pecans contain the same amount of fiber as an ordinary apple. A perfect snack food for people concerned about their weight and their health.

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