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* 90% of the fats in pecans are unsaturated (about 60% monounsaturated/30% polyunsaturated)

 * A serving of pecans (30g) provides about 25 percent more oleic acid than a serving of olive oil  (one tablespoon)

 * Pecans are cholesterol free

 * Pecans are sodium free

 * Pecans are fiber-rich

* Pecans are a valuable plant protein source

 * Pecans have more than 19 vitamins & minerals

 * They are an excellent source of gamma tocopherol, an important type of vitamin E

 * They contain concentrated amounts of natural plant sterols, touted for their cholesterol-lowering ability

 * Pecans contain a variety of phytochemicals

 * Nuts are recommended by the American Heart Association and U.S. Dietary Guidelines as a desirable source of heart-healthy unsaturated fat.

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