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This Weeks Ag in the Classroom, Pecans! Delicious and Nutritious!

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 07:26:44 CDT

This Weeks Ag in the Classroom, Pecans! Delicious and Nutritious! Summertime is here and the kiddos are out of school with many parents are at home with their kiddos, wondering, "What do we do now?" Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom has come up with some excellent daily activities you can do with your kids and family.

Today we are featuring Delightful... Pecans! No matter how you pronounce the word PECAN, they are delicious and nutritious!

Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, Vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, several B vitamins, potassium and zinc.
Pecans contain compounds with antioxidant properties and can help fight the buildup of LDL cholesterol - low-density lipoprotein - the so-called bad cholesterol.
Pecans are heart-healthy, containing 87 percent unsaturated fatty acids - 62 percent monounsaturated and 25 percent polyunsaturated.
Pecans come in a variety of sizes - mammoth, extra large, large, medium, small and midget. They are sold as whole nuts, halves, pieces, granules or meal.

In this weeks lesson students can do pecan fingerprints, try their hand at grafting fruit and pecan trees, and evaluate the quality of Pecans. To see all the Pecan lessons, click here:

And don't forget, Ag in the Classroom offers daily activities to do with your kiddos on their website, and their facebook page.

Also, AITC is still having some awesome speakers at their virtual conference, now through July 30, you can get all the details Here.



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