Nuts are a healthy snack food. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber. For the healthiest option, raw, unsalted nuts are the best choice, as they do not have the added fat from oils used during the r... More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

Tree nuts are fruits that grow on trees and have a tough shell that protects a dried fruit. Examples of tree nuts include filberts, acorns, hazelnuts and chestnuts. Other types of nuts are drupes, which have a fleshy or ... More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

Pistachios are nuts that are closely related to cashews and belong to the Anacardiaceae family of flowering plants. The pistachio originally comes from Greece and from countries in the Middle East, such as Syria and Iran... More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts
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Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America, the pecan tree is the state tree of Texas and the nuts are heart-healthy. Pecan Pie Day is on July 12, but National Pecan Month is in April. More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

Varieties of nuts include almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia nuts and pecans. Pecans are grown on a type of hickory tree, and they are native to the southern United States and Mexico. The husk of the nut starts out gre... More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

Harvesters should pick pecans between October and early December, when the nuts are falling continually. If pecans remain on the ground too long, they become moist and deteriorate in quality. Pecans should dry for severa... More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts