April is National Pecan Month

April is National Pecan Month

Celebrate by baking your own Nature's Eats Pecan Pie!

American pecan shellers process over 150,000 pounds of pecans per year.  That’s enough for 300,000 pecan pies!  In modern civilization, we envision machines taking care of the shelling process.  But it’s National Pecan Month so let’s take a look back at the history of the Pecan.

Imagine pulling out a stone to crack your afternoon snack.  That’s what the Algonquin people did. In fact, The Native American people of the Algonquin tribe named the favored nut “pecan” simply because the word meant “all nuts requiring a stone to crack.”

Pecans were favored among the native peoples due to its accessibility via waterways and easy preparation.  Originating in North America and parts of Mexico, Native American tribes enjoyed over 1,000 varieties of pecans, many of which take their name for these different tribes. 

Today we know so much more about this nut requiring a stone to crack.  Pecans boast 19 daily vitamins and minerals.  Naturally sodium free and packed with antioxidants, pecans are almost too healthy.  Sounds like it’s time to sweeten life and make a Nature’s Eats Pecan Pie!  

Make sure to try Nature’s Eats Texas Grown Pecan Halves, direct to you from San Saba, Texas.

Find us on the wooden racks in the produce section of your H-E-B.

Happy National Pecan Month,

Nature’s Eats

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