Pecans have a rich buttery flavor and can be eaten fresh or roasted. They are technically not nuts, but edible seeds or drupes - a fruit with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk. If the pecans are combined with acetylated monoglycerides (AMG) to prevent the pecans from spoiling, it will be noted in the ingredient statement; AMG is a combination of acetic acid (found in vinegar) and fat components.
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