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Health Benefits and Uses of Pecan Oil

Pecan oil is a natural edible oil derived from pecan kernels. Used mostly for cooking purposes, pecan oil also boast a wide range of uses and benefits.  These are some of the health benefits of pecan oil: Digestive health: Pecan oil helps promotes colon health and regulate bowel movements. Bone and tooth health: Pecans are rich in phosphorus, which is one of the most plentiful minerals in the body. Phosphorus, along with calcium and magnesium, help promote healthy bones and teeth. Skin health and repair: Pecans contain zinc and vitamins A and E, which play an important role in maintaining healthy skin. The zinc helps keep skin healthy, while the vitamins help give you a clear complexion. Pecan oil also helps...

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The Best Pasta Salad with Pecans

Great for Memorial Day and as a side dish for barbecue, this pasta salad is a simple and quick recipe. Rather than grabbing a tub at your local deli, try and make this instead! 1 cup chopped pecans 8 ounces small pasta 1 pound fresh broccoli 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or mayonnaise ⅓ cup sugar ⅓ cup diced red onion ⅓ cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved 8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled  Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring halfway through. Meanwhile, prepare your pasta according to package directions.While your pasta is cooking, cut broccoli into...

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with a Honey Vinaigrette

With only three main ingredients: watermelon, cucumber, and feta, this fresh, and super light salad is great for a hot summer day. You can take it to the next level by adding fresh mint, basil, or a honey vinaigrette.  Salad: Watermelon, peeled and cut into cubes 1 cucumber cut into cubes fresh mint leaves, torn fresh basil leaves, torn 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese Honey Vinaigrette: 2 tbsp of honey 2 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp olive juice pinch of salt In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, cucumbers, and fresh herbs. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together the honey, lime juice, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Top the watermelon salad with the vinaigrette and gently toss....

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Jalapeno- Pecan Cheese Spread

With only a 15 minute cook time, this Jalapeno- Pecan Cheese Spread is great for a year round recipe. Mix it up on holidays by shaping it into a desired form; such as, a Christmas tree for for the holidays.  1 package of cream cheese, softened 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese 1 cup finely chopped pecans 4 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup of jalapeno pepper jelly assorted crackers In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, pecans and green onions until blended. On a serving plate, shape the mixture into desired size. Refrigerate, covered for at least 2 hours. Then in a microwave, warm the jelly until melted. Spread it over the cheese spread. Serve with crackers.

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Ladies Luncheon Chicken Salad with Pecans

Great for a nice hot summer day, this chicken salad recipe is great for any day! You can serve on a bed of salad greens or top it off with a nice garnish of fresh cherry tomatoes.   2 c. diced, cooked chicken breast 1/3 c. chopped Gourmet Pecan Halves 1/4 c. diced roasted red pepper 2 T. minced red onion 2 T. sour cream 2 T. mayonnaise 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper   In a bowl, combine the chicken, Pecans, roasted red pepper and red onion. Toss and mix well. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and continue mixing until blended. Refrigerate until serving.

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