Pecans

USA

Pecan comes from the Algonquin word meaning a nut that requires cracking to eat. It is native to North and Central America growing in most of the southern states of the USA and in Mexico. The commercially grown US crop ranges from 100 to 150 thousand MT depending on growing conditions.

The biggest threats to the crop come from drought and diseases such as nickel deficiency and scab. The latter has had a large effect on 2014 Georgian crop drastically reducing over all numbers of unbroken halves.

ORGANIC

NON-ORGANIC

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Halves

Organic (JMH)

Pieces

Organic

Halves

Conventional (JMH)

Halves & Pieces

Conventional (South Africa)

Pieces

Conventional

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The majority of the crop is consumed domestically in the USA. The kernels can be eaten raw or used in baking or cooking, primarily in sweet desserts. Pecans are also a major ingredient in praline chocolate.

Pecans are a good source of manganese, protein and unsaturated fats and have been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels if consumed daily in small amounts.

Ishan Das

Managing Director
Senior Trader

Ishan has worked at Freeworld since 2012. Ishan works from our Edinburgh office, his product expertise is in dried fruits and nuts.

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