April 10, 2024

National Pecan Day is April 14th!

Celebrate National Pecan Day with Fortune Favors!

Here at Fortune Favors, pecans are pretty important to us. These American-grown miracles of nature are the heart and soul of our business.

Pecans are more than just delicious; they're also incredibly good for you. Packed with essential nutrients like antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats, pecans offer a range of health benefits, from improving heart health to aiding digestion.

So, join us in celebrating the humble pecan by delving into some fascinating facts about this extraordinary nut!

1. Most of the fat found in pecans is a healthy type called monounsaturated fat. Eating snacks with monounsaturated fat instead of foods high in saturated fats (like potato chips) can help lower levels of the bad type of cholesterol!

2. Pecans are a good source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.

3. Raw pecans have a very low glycemic index, which means that eating them does not cause a spike in blood sugar. But for those who still want a sweet treat without the excess sugar, we are proud to share that Fortune Favors contains about half the sugar as other brands' candied pecans!

4. Pecans also contain omega-3 fats, which can help fight inflammation. 

5. Just one ounce, or about eight pecans, can provide 11% of your daily fiber intake!

Our Fortune Favors The Classic candied pecans are a testament to the unique character of pecans. Made with only four ingredients—pecans, sugar, salt, and canola oil—each bite is a celebration of the rich, authentic flavor of American pecans.

Alongside our candied pecans, we offer high-quality raw pecan halves, presented in their beautiful, most basic form. These naturally earthy and buttery-flavored nuts are not only a great snack but also a versatile baking ingredient.

As National Pecan Day approaches, let's celebrate the versatility of pecans and all the ways they enrich our lives!