National Pecan Day - April 14

National Pecan Day is a food holiday observed each year on April 14.


A member of the hickory family, the pecan is native to central and southern United States. “Pecan” is an Algonquian word, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack. They are an excellent source of copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin E.  Pecans can help reduce LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol levels in the blood.  They are rich in dietary fiber.

Pecans make great snacks all on their own, but they also make terrific garnishes to other foods such as desserts, salads or the main meal.  Sweet or savory, pecans can add a little glamor to a dish or be the star of the show.


Enjoy the following nutty recipes.

Pecan Snack
Sugar Coated Pecans

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Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Pecan Day.

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