State Food of Alabama

State Food of Alabama

Pecan pie is the Alabama’s state food. It is the people choice state food symbol of Alabama. There are lot of popular dishes can find in their food list, such as, BBQ Pulled Pork, Fried Catfish, Fried Crawfish, Fried Chicken, Country Fried Steak, Shrimp & Grits, Skillet Corn Bread, Pimento cheese, Brunswick stew, Smoked chicken, Chicken salad, Banana Pudding and much more. But Pecan Pie is the most popular for the people of Alabama.

The Alabama’s state food symbol
Pecan pie is made of Pecan nuts mixed with eggs, butter, and sugar. Dissimilarities may include white sugar brown, sugar, sugar syrup, maple syrup, molasses, or honey. Pecan trees can be found all over Alabama and there are more than 1000 varieties of pecan available. Pecans have gained reputation as one of the most popular edible nuts. The pecan tree belongs to the hickory family and is a large deciduous tree. Typically, a pecan has rich buttery shell which is golden-brownish on the outside and beige on the inside.

Nutrition facts of Pecan-

(1 cup- 99 g)

Calories: 684

Fat: 71 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 0 mg

Potassium: 406 mg

Carbohydrate: 14 g

Protein: 9 g

The Alabama’s State food symbol Pecan pie is very popular dishes which served at holiday meals and is also considered a sphere of Southern origin. The majority pecan pie recipes include salt and vanilla as flavorings. Chocolate and bourbon whiskey are other popular additions to the recipe. Pecan pie is often served with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or hard sauce.

The state food symbol of Alabama is Pecans pie. Its main raw material is Pecan nuts, which are called ‘heart-healthy’ nuts. Because the unsaturated fat content in pecan is imaginary to be the heart-healthy fat. Sixty percent of the fat that contains in a pecan is mono unsaturated and the balance is polyunsaturated which means the saturated fat content in pecan nuts is very low and the unsaturated fats are heart-healthy. Pecans are rich source of proteins and contain less carbohydrates and zero cholesterol.

Pecan nuts contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals. Vitamins from the B group, vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, folic acid, phosphorus, zinc and magnesium. They are best-suited for sodium restricted diet for heart patients and those with high blood pressure, as they are sodium-free nuts.

Ref:

https://food.ndtv.com/.

https://www.livestrong.com › Food and Drink

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