Raw Pecan Halves
Pecans offer a rich, deliciously buttery flavor with a soft yet crunchy texture. These raw North American pecans have been halved for convenience, and are perfect for a wide range of applications.
Ready to use. Add as needed. Add single layer of pecans to baking sheet. Bake at 325ºF, stirring often, for 10 minutes to toast.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Pecans. Contains tree nuts.
Pecans are the edible kernels that grow inside the seeds of the pecan tree (Carya illinoiensis). Originating in the southern United States, wild pecans were a staple component of Native American diets. In fact our word "pecan" is a form of the Algonquin word "paccan" which referred to the edible nuts of any variety of hickory tree, including both what we call "pecan" and what we call "walnuts."
Modern agricultural methods have made the cultivation of pecans more profitable, including by increasing the productivity of each tree. The U.S. is responsible for 80 percent of the world's annual pecan production, primarily in Georgia, Texas and New Mexico.
Pecans are beloved for their pleasant crunch, their rich, buttery nut flavor and (increasingly) for their nutritional content. Pecans are a good source of protein, unsaturated fats and are rich in omega-6 fatty acids and plant sterols.
These Pecan Halves are shelled, dried and sorted by size after harvesting. They are uniformly about 1 inch long and about 1/4 inch thick.
Cinnamon-spiced, vanilla-spiked pecans are a heart-healthy yet decadent treat. Eat them out of hand, or use them as an ice cream topping for a sweet crunch.