Pecan shipments up this year

Demand for pecans is skyrocketing, according to pecan growers and the American Pecan Council (APC), which have seen a 30,969,450 pound increase in shipments over the past year. The growing demand is being caused by a variety of elements, including the health benefits of pecans, their versatility in use, the growing popularity as a star ingredient in dishes and as a delicious snack.

In the coming years, the demand for pecans is expected to increase further.

Protein, fiber, and vitamins A and E are all present in pecans in good amounts. They also include plenty of antioxidants, which can help shield the body from the harm caused by free radicals. Fresh, roasted, or processed into flour, pecans can be consumed in many ways.