Story Behind this Peanut Pecan Butter:
Native to North America, pecans have been a staple food of Native Americans for thousands of years.
Pecans are a perfect example of a food that is both naturally delicious and nutritionally good for you. Great sources of protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, pecans are also rich in vitamin E, which has been proven to reduce inflammation and harmful LDL cholesterol.
A lifelong peanut butter lover, I received my first lesson in handcrafted nut butter in 1999 while living in a rural farming community in Zimbabwe, where I was a Peace Corps Volunteer. Inspired by the unforgettable peanut butter experience I had in Africa, I started roasting nuts and milling them into fresh nut butters in my home kitchen. My wife, Megan, and I started Big Spoon Roasters in January 2011 to share our foods with others and turn our passions into a business.