December Crop of the Month 2013:
Georgia leads the nation in pecan production with more than 3,000 farmers growing more than 88 million pounds annually. Considered the most valuable North American nut species, pecans are not only a delicious snack, but a healthy and nutritious option. Studies confirm people who eat nuts such as pecans have diets more rich in vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and fiber – which all translates into fewer risk factors for heart disease. Whether you like them raw, roasted or chopped in your favorite recipes, pecans make a great addition to a healthy lifestyle.