How should pecans be stored?

Contrary to popular belief, fresh pecans don’t belong on shelves. Pecans should be stored in the freezer and can be kept in the freezer for up to two years. Candied pecans are good for 6 months in a temperature controlled environment.

What makes Schermer Pecans different from those you would find on the grocery aisles?

Our pecans are hand selected, fresh shelled to order, and then stored at the perfect temperature to preserve their freshness. A rarity in the industry, we handle all three aspects of the operation—owning orchards, shelling, candying and shipping.

Why are the Elliott variety pecans only available sometimes?

This variety of pecan tree only bears every other year. The Elliott is a limited supply, high-quality pecan known for its robust sweet flavor and signature crunch. With each bag, we note the orchard of origin and how many bags are available from that particular batch.

How much is shipping?

We offer free ground shipping with all orders. Need a rush? Please contact us at 800.841.3403 and we’ll be happy to quote rates for faster delivery.

What are the health benefits of pecans?

The American Heart Association (AHA) has added Georgia Pecans to its list of certified heart-healthy foods.

But, if that isn't enough, here are 10 more reasons to go nuts for Schermer’s Pecans.

  1. Research has shown that eating a handful of pecans each day may be as effective at lowering LDL (“bad” cholesterol) as some prescription medications.

  2. The FDA released a statement noting that a diet consisting of 1.5 ounces of nuts per day, such as pecans, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

  3. Unsaturated fats, like those in pecans, have been shown to lower total blood cholesterol and preserve HDL (“good” cholesterol) to help fight heart disease.

  4. Pecan oil contains 9.5% saturated fat – lower than half the amount present in olive, peanut and corn oils.

  5. Pecans are the most antioxidant rich tree nut and are among the top 15 foods to contain the highest antioxidant capacity. Antioxidants are powerful nutrients that slow the aging process and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

  6. Made in the USA. Pecan trees are native to North America and the Schermer Pecan Company is firmly rooted in the USA as well – from planting and picking to production and packaging.

  7. There are more than 1,200 uses for pecans in the kitchen – from baked goods, dairy products and sweets to salads, cereal, meats and vegetables.

  8. Our pecans are fresh shelled, hand selected and family sealed within hours to preserve freshness.

  9. Pecans are a great source of oleic acid and thiamin – ingredients shown to boost memory and brain function.

  10. Pecans are a good source of magnesium – a chemical element that facilitates calcium absorption and is vital in the prevention of osteoporosis.