How to Store Pecans
You can store pecans in an airtight container at room temperature.
They should stay fresh for about three months.
If you keep them in the refrigerator they should stay fresh for up to six months.
You can also freeze and refreeze pecans for use up to two years, in an airtight container.
Health Benefits of Pecans
Pecans are a source of fat, but they provide less fat than some other nut varieties
like macadamia nuts.
Pecans provide a small boost of polyunsaturated fat and a higher boost of monounsaturated fat, considered a "good" fat.
Monounsaturated fat or MUFAs come from plant sources and may be helpful in lowering your LDL or "bad" cholesterol.
For this reason, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that you choose foods with monounsaturated fats instead of saturated fat.
Pecans also provide a small amount of protein and fiber. Eating foods with fiber and protein can help you to feel fuller and more satisfied at meal time.
Weight loss experts often recommend that dieters consume foods with fiber to help them eat less and create the calorie deficit needed for weight loss.
Pecans are also a good source of manganese, a mineral that helps your body and your metabolism to function properly.
Plus, they are chock-full of antioxidants and vitamin E.