National Pecan Day is April 14, so we here at Truly Good Foods decided to create a fun infographic detailing some of the more unique facts about the wonderful pecan.
-Did you know the pecan is not actually a nut. It’s technically a “drupe,” a type of fruit in which a fleshy outer part surrounds a shell (or pit) with a seed inside, like a peach!
-Did you know it would take over 10 billion pecans to reach the moon?
-Did you know pecans contain the most antioxidant capacity of any other nut, making them invaluable against protexting the body from diseases.
-Did you know one ounce of pecans has 64% of the daily recommended amount of manganese which is crucial for bone and tissue helath
-Did you know one cup of pecans has slightly more protein than an ounce of chicken, making it a great and filling midday snack1
-Did you know the Pecan Capital of the United States is Albany, Georgia? They have more than 600,000 pecan trees!it would
-Did you know it would take 11,624 pecans stacked to reach the top of the Empire State Building?
-Did you know pecans are a great source of fiber, which makes them a great snack for weight management.
-Did you know the United States produces about 80% of the world’s pecans!