Pecan

Scientific name: Carya illinoinensis
Abundance: plentiful
What: nuts
How: raw, cooked
Where: pecan trees
When: fall
Nutritional Value: carbohydrates and protein

Pecan nut
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Ripe pecan nuts on tree.
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Almost-ripe pecans (picture taken early August in East Texas).
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Pecan tree.
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Texas distribution, attributed to U. S. Department of Agriculture. The marked counties are guidelines only. Plants may appear in other counties, especially if used in landscaping.
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North American distribution, attributed to U. S. Department of Agriculture.
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What truly needs to be said about pecans in Texas?
Best. Wild. Food. Ever!

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