They're back! Nov 2019 Pecans are dropping now and this is one of the best year's crops ever! No chemicals, no pesticides, just warm Carolina sunshine and nature's watering can. My two parent hard shell Stuart Pecan trees were planted when my 1927 house was built and they have parented numerous others on my land. CherryGal Stuart Pecans are succulent and sweet! The best for flavor for fresh eating or baking! Cleaned and inspected by hand. CherryGal's Pecans have been rated "ABSOLUTELY AWESOME" by my customers. We hand select only the biggest and heaviest (between 5-8+ grams each and measuring 1.25" - 1.75") then clean them one by one by hand and air dry thoroughly before shipping. So get your order in now to be sure to have fresh pecans for pies this holiday season. Harvest has begun but is hardly over. Number available will fluctuate as we harvest daily and they sell, so don't wait, because when they are gone, they're gone ... until next Fall.
HOW TO STORE: Fresh pecans in the shell last a long time if kept in a cool dry environment. Crack 'em when you need them to dazzle guests or for that best recipe! If you decide to shell ahead, shelled pecans can last up to 6 months in the freezer.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Pecans are one of the healthiest nuts you can eat! Excellent sources of protein and contain energy producing nutrients – carbohydrates. The fat found in pecans is mostly polyunsaturated and contains no cholesterol. Pecans add fiber to your diet and contain iron, calcium, vitamins A, B, and C, potassium and phosphorous. A recent study was done of of Americans eating a self selected diet, but adding ¾ cup of pecan meat every day as a compulsory part of the food intake, increasing the fat content over matched controls. But those eating pecan experienced no weight gain, in spite of the fat content of the pecans, and their LDL or 'bad' choleserol levels dipped by 6%. Pecans have quite a high vitamin E content - about 0.45%. They have a very high oil content, with 67 grams of fats per 100 grams. Of that, about two thirds is monounsaturated, most of the rest polyunsaturated. Pecans have a very small amount (about 0.7 grams) of linolenic acid, an omega - 3 fatty acid. Their protein content is relatively low, at around 7 grams/100 gram serving. One of the absolute BEST baking and cooking nuts, pecans are wonderful straight out of the shell, added to salads, or sweetened or spiced as a snack. Adding ten large pecan halves to your meal in whatever form will add 65 nutritious calories to your diet!