Pecans help add a rich, buttery flavor and natural sweetness to our Bourbon Pecan Chicken, but they also help give it a nutritional boost. Here’s some nutritional info on pecans you may not have known:
One ounce of pecans has 2.5g of protein and no cholesterol.
• Heart Health
Among the 19+ vitamins and minerals they have, the combo of calcium, magnesium, and potassium found in pecans can help lower your blood pressure. They’re also very high in copper, which can help improve red blood cell production and support immune health.
• Healthy Fat
Most of the fat found in pecans is monounsaturated fat, which can help lower levels of the bad LDL cholesterol.
One ounce provides 10% of your daily recommended fiber intake.
• No Sodium
Pecans are naturally sodium free, making them a good choice for those on a sodium or salt-restricted diet.