Pecans are produced by the hickory tree, commonly found in Southern United States. They are a source of fat, providing a boost of monounsaturated fat, considered a “good” fat. Monounsaturated fat or MUFAs come from plant sources and may be helpful in lowering your LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Pecan contain more anti-oxidants than any other nuts, in fact the USDA has ranked them among the top 15 foods with the highest levels of antioxidants. Other health benefits included vitamins and minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. A Product of the USA.