Pure Pasta of Pecan Walnuts
100% pure Pecan nuts
Pecans can be consumed alone or in elaborate dishes. In the U.S., Pecan nut pie is a national dish, and small praline snacks (candies) are typical of the city of New Orleans. In Italian cuisine, Pecan nuts are little used but their use completely follows that of traditional nuts. Nb. TheLazy Magnolia Brewing Company in Kiln, Mississippi,produced a beer flavored with Pecan nuts instead of hops.
Pecan nuts are a food that lends itself to fighting hypercholesterolemia and oxidative stress. The high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols, vit. E (α-tocopherol) and phenolic substances (flavonoids) leads to the reduction of total and "bad" cholesterol (LDL), as well as predisposition to tumors.
Research conducted by the University of Massachusetts and published in "Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research" has shown that regular consumption of Pecan nuts can also reduce neuromuscular degeneration related to aging; a kind of anti-aging effect.
It has also been hypothesized that, in the presence of other predisposing factors, a diet rich in Pecan nuts can reduce the risk of lithiasis in women.
In addition to fats, Pecan nuts are also rich in dietary fiber, a nutritional element that protects the integrity and functionality of the intestine. From the saline point of view, these products abound in iron and potassium, while as far as vitamins (in addition to tocopherols) are concerned, significant contributions of tartine are highlighted.
Despite the various positive aspects, remember that Pecan nuts are remarkably caloric foods; consequently, their use - to be considered QUANTITATIVELY marginal - should be limited to a few grams per day.
Nutritional values (per 100 g of edible part)
|Prevalent amino acids||Glutamic acid, Arginine, Aspartic acid|
|Limiting amino acid||lysine|
|Saturated fatty acids||6.0mg|
|Monounsaturated fatty acids||25.0mg|
|Polyunsaturated fatty acids||22.0mg|