In Praise of Pecans!


Highest nut in antioxidants…pound for pound (actually 100 grams to be exact because that is the measure that the antioxidant ORAC scale is always based on), 2X the antioxidants that you will find in wild blueberries and 4X the antioxidants that you will find in cultivated blueberries. An impressive nut that doesn’t get it’s full due.

By the way, in case you’re wondering, the much more commonly eaten nut, almond, has about the same amount of antioxidants as cultivated blueberries.

Yes, 100 grams of nuts will have a lot more calories than 100 grams of blueberries but we’re talking about antioxidants here. Eat less nuts but don’t leave them out, for their antioxidants as well as their good fats, Vitamin E, fibre, protein plus more. Gotta love nuts!!