Invigorate your palate with the rich, intense flavor of Artisana pecan purée. Smooth texture, fresh aroma, and most importantly, deep, complex taste make this a profoundly satisfying concerto of sensory pleasures. Every spoonful is a healthy treat; alone or added to shakes. 8 oz jar.
Ingredients: Organic, Raw Pecans; Organic, Raw Cashews
Notably absent: pesticides, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, stabilizers, added oils, GMO's.
Contains absolutely no Peanuts, Gluten, or Dairy
Oil separation occurs naturally; stir before serving.
Refrigerate for longer life.
Product of USA
Medical researchers give pecans the thumbs-up for their ability to lower cholesterol when small amounts are included in the diet on a regular basis. Scientists exploring the beneficial properties of pecans discovered they are a concentrated source of plant sterols known to lower cholesterol.
In addition, pecans contain phytochemicals that offer antioxidant protection from many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Because pecans contain mostly monounsaturated fatty acids, they are touted by the American Heart Association that advises Americans to"substitute grains and unsaturated fatty acids from fish, vegetables, legumes and nuts" and limit their intake of saturated fats.
Pecans are sodium-free and contain more than 19 different vitamins and minerals, making them an ideal nutritious alternative to animal-based foods.
Oleic acid is the main monounsaturated acid in most nuts, including pecans, and is credited with lowering LDL cholesterol while not affecting the HDL. Many studies reveal that a high ratio of monounsaturates to polyunsaturates is helpful in reducing risk of heart disease.
Essential oil from the pecan is used as an inhalant as well as topical oil. Putting 2 or 3 drops on a handkerchief and breathing the oil stimulates the body to make antibodies, endorphins, and neurotransmitters that help build a strong immune system. Benefits can also be derived from putting the oil into the bathtub, a diffuser, or even a footbath.
Pecans are high in zinc, a mineral that helps the body to generate testosterone. Both men and women benefit from good levels of testosterone, a hormone responsible for sparking sexual desire.
In about 20 halves of pecans, the total fat content is 20.4 grams, mostly monounsaturated, with only 1.8 grams saturated fat. While this small quantity of pecans contains 196 calories, studies reveal that frequent consumption, several times a week, does not cause weight gain. In some cases, study participants have even shown a small weight loss.
Plant sterols are highly touted today for their ability to lower cholesterol. Pecans contain about 40 mg of plant sterols.
Pecans offer B vitamins with 0.29 mg of thiamine, 0.04 mg of riboflavin, 0.33 mg of niacin, 0.06 mg of B6, and 6.2 mcg of folic acid. While calcium is not considered high in pecans, it does register 19.8 mg, which adds up when combined with other calcium containing foods eaten throughout the day.
Hard-to-get zinc and iron offer 1.3 mg and 0.7 mg respectively. Pecans are a good source of potassium with 116 mg and magnesium at 34.3 mg.
An ideal healthfood for the low carb disciples, pecans have only 4 grams of carbohydrates.
Overall, pecans contain 70% monounsaturated fats, 12 to 15% carbohydrates, 9 to 10% protein, 3 to 4% water, and 1.5% minerals.