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Pecan − Useful Properties

A pecan − the plant from the family of walnut, is very common in the United States, where its fetuses are used in cooking. The external appearance of pecans resembles a hazelnut, but the taste, the filling of this nut strongly resembles a walnut. However, in turn, the pecan is quite different from the walnut, having some advantages over it. 

Thus, the fruit of the plant has no partitions, and its shell's seam is completely closed because it does not have soft inter layer. Thanks to this feature, the pecans are protected from penetration of pests, preventing them from getting inside. In this article, we will discuss what the pecan is useful for, and what value it represents for our body. 

Useful Properties of Pecan

First, it has a high energy value because it is as much as 690 Kcal per 100g of product. Can you imagine? − These are only a few nuts, and the daily norm of the necessary energy is provided for you. 

The fetus of this plant contains about 15% of carbohydrates and 10% of protein and up to 70% − of fat. That is, when making conclusions about such benefit of this product, it is worth saying that it is very-very satisfying. Literally one nut is enough for you not to feel hunger for half a day. However, there are some drawbacks to this. 

The pecan contains minerals, in particular, there are the calcium and the magnesium are present, a substance called retinol, as well as the potassium, the phosphorus and the sodium, a small amount of selenium. In small quantities, the pecan contains the manganese and the copper, a small amount of zinc, ferrum and beta-carotene. 

Thanks to this rich composition, the pecan is very tasty and valuable for the organism. Therefore, they can be used not only in the cooking, but also in the cosmetology. Using the nuts in a moderate amount, you improve the welfare of the organism, reduce the level of "harmful" cholesterol and increase the amount of "useful" analogue. Fatty acids that make up the pecan's composition help protect the organism from the formation of tumors, and the regular using of pecans reduces the risk of heart attack. 

Carotene, which is present in these nuts' composition, positively affects the eyesight; helps protect the eyes from infections, the various ailments and diseases. In addition, it promotes the blood purification, helps get rid of harmful toxins and struggles with the free radicals, which, in turn, helps maintain the body's health and beauty. 

The pecan is helpful at the diseases such as beriberi, used to reduce the fatigue and improve the appetite. In addition, this product helps balance the testosterone, as well as increases the sexual desire, both in men and in women. The pecan promotes the normal operation of digestive system, helps with the liver and the kidney diseases. 

Among other things, the pecan's oil is especially useful. This product is used as a dish condiment. In addition, this oil is widely used in the cosmetology and the medicine, and, in addition, the concentration of nutrients in it is much higher than in fresh nuts. 

The most valuable oil is cold-pressed because it preserves the entire useful composition. The oil perfectly removes the headaches, copes with colds and strengthens the cardiovascular system. For external use, the pecan's oil is used to reduce the bruising, remove the irritation and insect the bites. 

Also, this oil is widely used in cosmetology − it is especially effective in softens and moisturizes your skin. And, thanks to the regenerating and moisturizing properties, the pecan's oil reliably protects the skin from harmful factors.
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