Food as Medicine: Pecan (Carya illinoinensis, Juglandaceae)

Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a member of the Juglandaceae family, which also includes other economically important North American trees, such as hickory (Carya spp.) and walnut (Juglans spp.).1,2 Fossil records show that the pecan tree can live up to a thousand years, and its existence predates human settlements in North America.3 Pecan can grow to a height of 150 […]

via Food as Medicine: Pecan (Carya illinoinensis, Juglandaceae) — Crooked Bear Creek Holistic Wellness Center

2 responses to “Food as Medicine: Pecan (Carya illinoinensis, Juglandaceae)

    • They are very good! When I was growing up we had several trees that provide a bounty of hard shell pecans. This time of year we would sit around the fireplace and crack pecans for eating and baking.

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