We combined the sweetness of Southern pecans with stone-ground whole wheat and wildflower honey to create these irresistible nutty tea biscuits. Effie’s Pecan Nutcakes have a comforting flavor and buttery texture that make them perfect with your favorite hot or cold beverage. Try topping with stone fruit preserves, or pair with goat and blue cheeses.
Pecans – An All American Nut.
- The pecan is the only major tree nut that grows naturally in North America and is considered one of the most valuable North American nut species.
- The word "pecan" is of Algonquin origin meaning "any nut requiring a stone to crack.”
- Because wild pecans were readily available, many Native American tribes in North America and Mexico used the wild pecan as a major food source during autumn.
- There are over 1,000 varieties of pecans. Many are named for Native American Indian tribes, including Cheyenne, Mohawk, Sioux, Choctaw and Shawnee.
- Pecan trees are magnificent usually ranging in height from 70 to 100 feet and have trunks more than three feet in diameter.
- Spanish colonists began cultivating pecan trees in Northern Mexico in the late 1600’s.
- By the late 1700’s English colonists along the Atlantic seaboard were planting pecan trees in private gardens. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both cultivated the trees. Settlers also planted pecans in community gardens along the Gulf Coast.
- New Orleans became very important to the marketing of pecans. The city had a natural market as well as a waterway for redistributing pecans to other parts of the U.S. and the world.
- During the 1700’s and the early 1800’s, the pecan became an item of commerce for the American colonists and the pecan industry was born. In Texas the wild pecan harvest was more valuable than popular row crops like cotton.
- Today, about 80 percent of the world’s pecan crop comes from the US.
- April is National Pecan Month - a time to celebrate the "All American Nut" for its delicious taste and numerous health benefits.
Serving Size Approx. 2 pieces (34g), Servings Per Container 6, Amount Per Serving: Calories 180, Calories from Fat 90, Total Fat 10g (15% DV), Saturated Fat 4g (20% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg (5% DV), Sodium 100 mg (4% DV), Total Carbohydrate 19g (6% DV), Dietary Fiber 2g (8% DV), Sugars 7g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A (4% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (2% DV), Iron (2% DV). Not a significant source of vitamin C, calcium and iron. Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.