Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Nuts, seeds and grains Updated 26 February 2013 Pecan nuts This nut is an important source of ellagic acid. Pecan nuts are a good low fat source of vitamin E and also have anti-cancer effects. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » This nut is an important source of ellagic acid. Pecan nuts are a good low fat source of vitamin E and also have anti-cancer effects. They can also, if eaten correctly, lead to lower cholesterol levels. Pecan nuts are best eaten fresh from the shell. They should be stored in an airtight container and kept in a cool place.Like all nuts, pecan nuts are high in calories and polyunsaturated fat and should be eaten in moderation (a tablespoon five times a week) in the place of other high fat foods and not in addition to them. Calories 689 Fibre 4,6g Potassium 520mcg Magnesium 130mg Vitamin E 4,3mg Selenium 12mcg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Seeds: small in size, big in benefits! More: Healthy FoodNuts, seeds and grains advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Win a Skin Renewal voucher valued at R2 000 Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.