The Good and Bad Effects of Pecan Nuts

7. Digestive Issues

Digestive Issues

The presence of compounds called phytates and tannins in pecan nuts make them challenging to digest. These compounds are found in the nuts as a defense mechanism. They make the nuts pass through the digestive system of animals fairly undigested, and therefore there will be a chance of the nuts sprouting after they are expelled.

This effect might occur in humans if you overeat the nuts, leading to bloating and uncomfortable gassiness. The high-fat present in pecans can also lead to digestive issues like diarrhea.

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