Pecan nuts have rich, buttery flavour. They taste very similar to walnuts but their skin does not have bitterness.
They can be eaten fresh, toasted, baked or cooked in both sweet and savoury dishes.
One of the most common desserts with the pecan is maple and pecan pastry.
Pecans are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats.
Pecan tree wood is also used in making furniture and floor, can be also used flavouring fuel for smoking meats.
** Information source: Wikipedia.