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Fun Facts About Pecans

Aug 24, 2008
Pecans are a nutty delight that have so many facts associated with it that are fun but very important nonetheless. Nuts have a host of properties attached to them and this essentially leads to even more facts about them. We have tried to offer you a few fun facts about pecans, while some of them are quite practical others are just fantastical facts.

Great for Your Love Live

You eat nuts, because you like their taste. Never for once, do you stop and think as to what they might be doing for you without you realizing it. This is also true with pecans. People eat them because they like them, and also for their health benefits. However, most people do not know that pecans might just help in improving your love life. Yes, it's true, because they have an abundance of zinc content and what's more will provide you with as much as 10 percent of the body's daily requirement for zinc. Now, we all know that zinc helps in the production of testosterone. Need we say more! If you are having problems, eat pecans, and your problem will be solved.

A Few Sizable Facts

It is estimated that if you want a pecan skyscraper as high as the Empire State Building in New York City then you will have to get 11,624 pecans in your kitty. These pecan nuts would then have to be stacked end to end to reach the height of the premier skyscraper building in New York. How about reaching the moon? Well, an estimated 10 billion pecans would be needed to touch the moon, and they must be placed in a line, one after the other. If you want to fill in any Olympic sized swimming pool with pecans then please get 144 million nuts. Only then will it be completely full.

Pecan Celebration

There are over 600,000 trees in Albany Georgia, which, as can be imagined is the Pecan Capital of the world. Every year thousands of tourists make their way to this capital to be a part of the festivities of the National Pecan Festival. This festival includes various fun activities, like parades, races, a pecan - cooking contest and also a competition that decides the National Pecan Queen.

Tree Facts

Pecans and Pecan trees have been loved so much so that the tree has been adopted as the State tree of Texas. Undoubtedly, pecans are produced by magnificent trees that have a height of around 70 to 100 feet. There are a few pecan trees that might just go over the 100 feet market and reach 150 feet or even higher. There are a large number pecan trees that are around 150 years old and whose diameter of trunk is around 3 feet. As we all can imagine that is practically huge!

There are many more facts associated with pecans but it's really difficult to give them all in one article. The fact remains that they are interesting nuts and more than interesting they are nutritive and tasty.
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Tanner's Pecan is proud to offer a variety of holiday gift baskets, peanut butter fudge, chocolate pecan pie, pecans, roasted pecans, and chocolate fudge. Visit Tanner's Pecans today for the best selection of pecans and Pecan Pralines.
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