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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.

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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
 
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