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Let’s Party With Spicy Pecan Nuts!

Spicy Pecan Nuts

Here’s an easy spicy pecan nut recipe to make when guests come over or you’re invited to friends for dinner.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add ginger, cumin and cayenne and sauté until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add nuts, salt, honey and stir to coat well. Transfer to baking sheet and bake 4-5 minutes.

Fun Facts About Nuts!

Did you know nuts are also high in oil and can turn rancid quickly?  It’s best to buy nuts in small quantities where there is a high turnover of stock. Unshelled nuts have a shelf life of 1 year if kept in an air tight container in a dry, cool place. Store shelled nuts in their original package or in an air tight container in the refrigerator or the freezer for 4-6 months.  

Did you know nuts are also high in fat? One ounce of almonds (about 18) equals about 172 calories. In comparison, an egg is about 155 calories and a half an avocado is 130 calories. 

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