Pecans

Pecans are an incredibly versatile nut that is a common ingredient in North American cuisine. One of the only tree nuts native to North America, pecans were a major food source for Native Americans tribes long before the arrival of colonists. The name "pecan" is a Native American word of Algonquin origin that was used to describe "all nuts requiring a stone to crack.”  By the late 1700’s, Pecans were a major American cash crop. Pecans have a soft, buttery texture with a slightly sweet flavor. Most often associated with holiday recipes, pecans are a common addition to pies, ca..

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