Grown in: Arizona
Why We Love Them: Pecans are just straight up delicious and are a perfect crunchy compliment to soft and chewy fruits and oats. They are chock-full of monounsaturated fatty acids, a type of fat linked to improving total cholesterol levels. Pecans are filled with beta carotene and vitamin E, which protect cells from damage by mitigating the effects of chronic inflammation. Pecans provide phytonutrients, plant-based compounds that have powerful antioxidant benefits. They're also a good source of the mineral zinc, crucial for immune-cell development and function. Pecans may also help maintain energy levels and prevent blood sugar spikes, which ultimately lead to major crashes later on!
Sustainability Factors: We source our pecans from a third generation family business that has maintained principles of a family farm, including sustainable farming practices, resource conservation and giving back to the community which has helped them flourish. You can read more about pecans in our recent blog here. Unfortunately at our size we can't always order direct from the farm. The more layers, the harder it is to get good information about the growing and processing. We will continue to source more directly as we grow.