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Health Benefits and Other Info

Energy Benefits

· Pecan nuts are rich source of energy, provide 690 cal/100 g and contain many health benefiting 

nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellbeing. 


Abundant Antioxidants

· Pecan nuts are rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to their overall 

antioxidant activity, including polyphenolic antioxidant ellagic acid, vitamin E, beta-carotenes, lutein and 

zeaxanthin. Research studies have been suggestive of that these compounds help body remove toxic 

oxygen free radicals and thus, protect body from diseases, cancers as well as infections.

Helps Protect from Cancer

· Anti-proliferative properties of ellagic acid are due to its ability to directly inhibit the DNA binding of 

certain carcinogens such as nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, thus protecting body 

from cancers.

Vitamins E and B-complex

· Pecans are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gama tocopherol; provides about 

25g per 100g. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of the 

cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.

· The nuts are packed with many important B-complex group of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, 

thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. These vitamins functions as co-factors for enzymes 

during cellular substrate metabolism.