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THE PECANS NUTS OF URQUIJO

Our associate producers have been able to adapt the technical knowledge of this millenary culture with origin in America to the unique climatology of Andalusia, cultivating it with love and using the most modern management techniques that respect the environment, achieving an extra size and a taste of Exceptional quality, which undoubtedly make them unique pecans. The pecan nuts of Urquijo are presented in jute bags of 500 grams.

WHAT ARE PECANS NUTS?

Pecan nuts, also known as American walnuts, are nuts with an intense and pleasant flavorcon un valor nutricional excepcional. EIt is produced by the “pecan” treenative from North America, where the largest world production is concentrated, although there are smaller plantations in Mexico, South Africa, Australia, and more recently in southern Spain.

It was one of the great eating discoveries that Columbus brought to Spainalthough the planting of the pecan tree in Spain until recent times did not go beyond being used as an ornamental and fruit tree in some gardens of large manor houses, and palaces like the Alcazar of Seville.

Its external appearance differs greatly from the common walnut, due to a much more elongated shape and a smooth shell easier to break than this. In its interior, however, although the fruit is more elongated if it recalls the characteristic shape of the walnut, and its flavor is exquisite, more intense, with a sweet touch that makes it unmistakable.

Both Walnuts and Pecans share their high content of antioxidants and healthy fatty acids, as two of their most outstanding nutritional qualities.

PROPERTIES AND BENEFITS

They are traditionally consumed alone, in sweets, desserts, and salads, and more recently have been incorporated into haute cuisine as an accompaniment to elaborate dishes and garnishes.

A single serving of five pecan nuts provides the user with 48% of the daily value of thiamine, a very important vitamin that helps cells convert carbohydrates into energy and stimulates cardiac, nervous and muscular function. Therefore, it also acts as a food supplement that helps consume carbohydrates and prevent us from accumulating them in the form of fat controlling our weight.

One of its great qualities is that it has a great antioxidant activity, being one of the best natural foods in the world in this matter.

It contains an important amount of vitamin E of great importance in the prevention of coronary diseases of the heart and in the protection of neurons and cells of the organism.

They are rich in Omega 9, mainly in oleic acid, highly recommended to prevent cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, thrombosis or circulatory problems.

Pecan nuts are also rich in elagic acid, a great antioxidant that helps prevent various carcinogenic properties from proliferating, in addition to significant amounts of beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin that also help the body to get rid free radicals, preventing various types of diseases.

Other qualities of Pecans Pecans are: Prevents constipation, improves brain capacity, increases the level of good cholesterol in the blood, protects the body’s fats from oxidation, reduces inflammation, helps to avoid the appearance of conditions such as osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis or diabetes, reduces the discomfort of menstruation.

As for minerals, pecan nuts are high in manganese, copper, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, calcium, and selenium, among others.

All these qualities make pecans a superfood that offers a unique combination of attributes to the diet that differentiates them from any other food and indispensable ingredient of any healthy and balanced diet.

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION (100gr)

Calories: 710kcal (2958 kJ)
Total fat: 70g
Saturated fat: 6.7g
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 0
Carbohydrates: 13.3g
Food fiber: 6.7g
Sugars: 3.3 g
Proteins: 10.0g
Vitamin A: 130.0 IU
Vitamin C: 2.0 mg
Thiamine: 0.9 mg
Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
Niacin: 0.9 mg
Calcium: 73.0 mg
Iron: 2.4 mg
Potassium: 603.0 mg
Magnesium: 142.0 mg
Phosphorus: 189.0 mg
Fatty acids:
Saturated: 9.6
Myristic acid: 1.4
Palmitic acid: 5.1
Margarico acid: 0.4
Stearic acid: 1.9
Araquídic acid: 0.5
Monounsaturated: 56.0
Palmytoleic acid: 0.6
Oleic acid: 54.2
Eicosenoic acid: 0.8
Polyunsaturated: 34.4
Linoleic acid: 32.2
Linolenic acid: 2.2 10

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