This week’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Pecans! I am a big fan of nuts, after all I am one. Pecans are a good source of protein, unsaturated fat and omega-6 fatty acids. Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. They have a rich buttery flavor and are the star ingredient in a Pecan Pie. Pecan trees are used for the nuts, the wood and can live over three hundred years. They are also the state tree of Texas.
What I like most about pecans is the taste. I keep a bag in my refrigerator and love this time of year when I can buy bags of them in the shells. I love to sit and crack nuts for a snack. It keeps me from eating too many. I like to use pecans in salads, my Just 4 Nut Butter My Way and Fall Truffles which I will share next week for our Gluten Free Dessert Progressive Dinner Party.
I hope you have some great Pecan recipes to share with us. I’d love to see a gluten and dairy free pecan pie and glazed pecans.
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I can’t wait to see your recipes!!!!
Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ………………………………Chocolate!