Friday, October 2, 2009

Simple Survival Foods - Pecans

Did you know that pecans grow wild only in the United States and Mexico? Some of your best food sources are those items which grow naturally and can be found in widespread areas of the country. A mere hand full of pecans contains over 20 vitamins and minerals and approximately two grams of dietary fiber. They are also a good source of mono-unsaturated fats which can help to lower your cholesterol levels.

Don't have pecan trees growing on your place? That isn't a problem! Many farmers will allow you to pick your own and you can save some money in the process. Check farms in your local area and you might find some easy "pickins" prior to the holidays.

Pecans are great plain or when eaten as a dessert item in pies and cakes. Plain pecans are one of Little RW's favorites. Have to watch that boy real close or he'll gobble them all up faster than Mrs. RW can peel them.

Pecans are usually harvested in the fall. So check out your local farmers and growers to see what's available.

Got pecan pie?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

I like pecans, but they make my face break out a bit. Pecan pie is worth it though - yum!

I knew pecans were healthy for you, but had no idea what the specific benefits were - Thanks RW!

Ken said...

...Mornin' RW...yep,i LOVE my two trees that bear...last year was a bumper crop,i had offed about a dozen squirrels to keep'em mine...this year not so much,the nuts on the trees are half what they were this time last year(also,i'm saving the squirrels too, got some in the freezer,for my Holiday pies...'s sumthin' to try...i like to saute them in a little butter,salt and pepper...fine midnite snack...

riverwalker said...

To: Anonymous 7:24

Sure enough they make a great snack anytime... even for people that aren't "night owls".



riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Evening Ken! I had a busy day today and hadn't had a chance to check in before job has me jumping!

Like anon said.."Pecan pie is worth it though - yum!"



BTW, Squirrels need to eat too! It will make them FAT! LOL

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