Health & Nutrition
KATBOS Pecan Nuts are 100% natural, high in protein and unsaturated fats, low in sodium and contains 0% cholesterol.
Pecans are an excellent source of Calcium, Iron, Phosphate, Potassium, and Magnesium.
Pecan nuts contain considerate amounts of Vitamin E, Calcium and a high content of protein and fiber, which makes it ideal for children, vegetarians and people wanting to lose weight.
Pecan nuts contain the highest possible nutritional value of all fruit grown in South Africa.
Only a handful of pecan nuts per day is sufficient to help prevent illnesses such as cancer, heart diseases, and other chronic illnesses.
A one-ounce serving of pecans contains 196 calories, 2.7 grams dietary fiber and over 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, E, Calcium, Potassium, and Zinc.
Pecans are also a good source of Oleic Acid, Vitamin B1, Thiamin, Magnesium, and Protein
Pecans are ranked among the top 20 foods for Antioxidant capacity and also have the highest amount of antioxidants in nuts tested, including almonds and walnuts. The antioxidant compounds found naturally in pecans, including vitamin E, ellagic acid, and flavonoids, are believed to help prevent disease-causing oxidation in cells. Such oxidative damage has been linked to developing a wide variety of diseases including heart disease, Cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Pecans are a rich source of oleic acid, the same type of fatty acid found in olive oil. Eating 1 1/2 ounces of pecans a day (27 to 30 pecan halves), when its part of a heart-healthy diet, can reduce the risk of heart disease. Several population studies found that as nut consumption increased, body fat decreased. And clinical studies have confirmed this conclusion, finding that eating nuts resulted in lower weights. With their super nutrition profile and low-carb content, pecans also make a perfect choice for people following low-carb weight-loss plans.
Pecans are an excellent source of easily digestible protein. Low in carbohydrates, with a minimal glycemic index, pecans are an ideal snack food for diabetics. A recent study confirmed pecans contain plant sterols. These chemicals have a natural cholesterol-lowering ability.
Pecans are low in saturated fat. Instead, they contain mono and polyunsaturated fats; these are good fats for your heart. Pecans do not contain bad Trans fat and are a healthy alternative snack. Snacking on pecans will make you feel fuller for longer and will provide you with long-lasting energy during your day. Plus, a handful of pecans contain the same amount of fiber as an ordinary apple. As we say "A handful of pecans a day, keeps the doctor away".