The rich, nutty taste of Georgia pecans can enhance the flavor of any dish. But more than just a savory sensation, pecans provide essential nutrients like oleic acid, which can help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels. Pecans are also rich in vitamin E, thiamin, magnesium, and copper, and are a good source of fiber.
There are over 500 varieties of pecans, of which only three are common: Georgia produces all three varieties and leads the nation in pecan production, averaging 88 million pounds each year. That is enough pecans to make 176 million pecan pies!
Aside from bearing this prized fruit, pecan trees, a member of the hickory family, are prized for their lumber because they make beautiful furniture, flooring and paneling.