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                                A Pecan

                           A DAY KEEPS

                           THE  DOCTOR


                                                        By Dina Zelden

                                 April is National Pecan Month, and a great time to learn
                                 more about this powerhouse of nutrition.  The word pe-
                                 can is derived from an Algonquin word meaning “nut re-
                                 quiring a stone to crack.”  Native tribes in the U.S. and
                                 Mexico relied on the nut for its nutritional value.  In 1780,
                                 Thomas Jefferson planted pecan trees at Monticello and
                                 soon after shared them with George Washington.  Pe-
                                 cans, favored as a nutritious snack, have even been taken
                                         into space to be enjoyed by astronauts!

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