Most pecans available in grocery stores are not the freshest available and, for the consumer, that means they are not experiencing the delights of tasting a true, fresh pecan.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013
Pecans are a native North American nut crop that are harvested every autumn, from September through November, depending on the variety. They are revered for their flavor and health benefits.
When fresh, pecans taste meaty, mild, and nutty; without a hint of sharpness or rancidity. Fresh pecans can even been described as "buttery." Unfortunately, most pecans available in grocery stores are not the freshest available and, for the consumer, that means they are not experiencing the delights of tasting a true, fresh pecan.
If you incorporate, or plan to incorporate, pecans in your diet for their taste and nutrition, Patten Pecans recommends circumventing the grocery store and buying pecans in bulk directly from the pecan orchard and freezing them to preserve freshness. Grocery stores tend to charge a premium for a mere 8 oz. of pecans, when bulk 3 lb., 5 lb., 10 lb., and 30 lb. bags can be purchased from the orchard at an increasing savings per pound.
Pecans can be frozen for up to 2 years with no loss of flavor or nutrition. Plus, freezing pecans is easy, requiring only a little planning ahead and an initial bulk purchase. Patten Pecans recommends using freezer-grade Ziplock bags and measuring out 2 to 3 cups per bag so you have handy serving- or recipe-sizes on hand to defrost. Be sure to date the bag so you know how long they've been in the freezer.
Bulk pecans can be purchased straight from Patten Pecan's orchards. Order on-line or call toll free: 877-577-3226.
23 Valdosta Rd.
P.O. Box 217
Lakeland, GA 31635