A Guide to Nuts
Missouri pecans grow smaller than their Southern counterparts, but aficionados claim these nuts have a better, sweeter flavor. Use pecans raw or toasted, for eating fresh or as an ingredient to almost any recipe.
Missouri is one of the northernmost regions for pecans, which are only hardy to Zone 5. But Missouri nut producer Drew Kimmell raves about Missouri's nut. He gets letters from converts who write, "I am now a pecan snob, unable to enjoy lesser pecans" and "I am now addicted." Drew markets the nuts, most grown organically, for the Missouri Northern Pecan Growers in Nevada, Missouri.
Pecans are healthy for weight management, too -- a small handful helps curb your appetite.