A tree nut. They are brown and have a rich and somewhat sweet and buttery flavor.
Spanish colonists brought pecans back to Europe in the 16th century after encountering them in southern North America.
Pecans are often eaten raw or roasted as a snack, but they are also a beloved component of U.S. desserts such as praline and pecan pie.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
“Uncracking the History of Pecans” from Stahmanns Pecans (2019)