Pecans are mature and ready for harvest when the hull starts to split open and the shells of the nut have turned brown. Begin harvesting pecans once you are able to easily remove the hulls from the shells. The typical se... More »

Generally, pecans are ripe enough to harvest between October and January in the southern half of the United States. However, the exact month depends on the state and the climate. More »

Gather fallen pecans from the ground as soon as possible. Hit the branches with a sturdy stick to knock ripe pecans onto the ground to make the harvesting faster. Pull the pecans out of the husk and throw them into a buc... More »

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Hominy is dried corn that has had its hull and germ removed. Grits are produced from hominy, but are ground as opposed to the whole kernel form which hominy maintains. For this reason, grits are sometimes referred to as ... More »

Granny Smith apples reach ripeness between 165 and 185 days after the tree's flowers are in full bloom. This is usually between September and November each year. More »

Artichokes, beans, cranberries and pecans are all common foods with high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants, nutrients and enzymes that counteract the damaging effect of oxidation in the human body, are also present at... More »

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Shea butter is a natural fatty substance extracted from the nut of the karite tree or mangifolia. It is commonly used as a moisturizing ingredient in lotions, soaps and cosmetics and is used in preparations for treating ... More »

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