WILLOW FRUIT LLC

 

Willow Fruit LLC

 

W5244 Green Tree Road

Plymouth, WI  53073

 

Ph. 1-855-5-WILLOW

Fax: 1-920-893-0973

Email: info@willowfruit.com

 

Peach Nutrition Facts

 

  Did you know a single, medium-sized Georgia Peach:

 

* Makes a wonderful, fat-free snack

 

* Delivers 10% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C

 

* Provides two grams of fiber, most of it as cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber

 

 

Georgia Peaches are packed with natural goodness. They're not only delicious, but incredibly nutritious. Several major nutrients, including vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and potassium are packed into each Georgia peach. They're also an excellent source of fiber, good for blood sugar and keeping cholesterol low. A real plus for calorie counters, a medium-size Georgia peach contains only 38 calories, fewer that comparable-sized apples or pears. 

 

In addition to being low-calorie, like all fruits and vegetables, Georgia peaches are cholesterol-free. Another plus: Georgia peaches are especially filling. Their 87% water content makes them a perfect between meal snack. But there's more. Georgia peaches also provide natural plant compounds called flavonoids, which research suggests may help prevent cancer and heart disease. So enjoy a Georgia peach! You'll be on your way to better health by getting at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.




Pecan Nutrition Facts

Antioxidant Rich - Pecans rank highest among all nuts and are among the top category of foods to contain the highest antioxidant capacity, meaning pecans may decrease the risk of cancer, heart disease and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's. Using a method that has proven to be a good indicator of the total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of foods called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), researchers measured the antioxidant capacity of nuts among 100 commonly consumed foods, including different types of nuts, and determined pecans have more antioxidant capacity than walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, peanuts and cashews.

Cholesterol Lowering - Pecans also play a role in lowering cholesterol. Clinical research published in the Journal of Nutrition (September 2001) compared the Step I diet (28 percent fat), recommended by the American Heart Association for individuals with high cholesterol levels, to a pecan-enriched (40 percent fat) diet. The results showed the pecan-enriched diet lowered total cholesterol by 11.3 percent and LDL "bad" cholesterol levels by 16.5 percent - twice that of Step I diet, without any associated weight gain.

Heart Healthy - Nearly 60 percent of the fats in pecans are monounsaturated and another 30 percent are polyunsaturated, leaving very little saturated fat in pecans. The unsaturated fat in pecans is heart-healthy fat meeting the new Dietary Guidelines that recommend Americans keep intake between 20 and 35 percent of calories, with most fats coming from heart-healthy sources like fish, nuts and vegetable oils. In addition, pecans contain no Trans fat.

Nutrient Dense - Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals - including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. One ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for fiber. Pecans are also a natural, high quality source of protein that contain very few carbohydrates and no cholesterol. Pecans are also naturally sodium-free, making them an excellent choice for those on a salt- or sodium-restricted diet.


Mature Pecan Grove - Pearson Farm
Pecan Shaker
This machine grabs the tree branch and shakes the pecans loose from the tree.
Pecan Sweeper
Then this machine sweeps the pecans into rows. All brush is collected into the first bin and pecans into the second bin.