Harrell Nut Company on Nut Nutrition: Why Eat More Nuts?
July 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
Harrell Nut Company is one of the country’s leading growers and processors of pecan nuts. It is the only commercial pecan producer to operate shelling facilities in both Georgia and Texas, the country’s two largest pecan-producing regions. Harrell Nut Company provides the highest-quality nuts that support good nutrition and health. Nuts are one of nature’s healthiest foods.
Naturally free of cholesterol and preservatives, nuts are high in protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. All types of nuts contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, but according to clinical research, pecans have the highest antioxidant activity of any nut. Although some may worry about the high fat content of nuts, the majority of fats found in nuts are monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for heart health. As part of an overall heart-healthy diet, nut consumption may help prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol, improving artery health, and reducing the risk of blood clots.