Pecans have more omega-3 than walnuts ?
In 2020 study, it is referred (table 1) that pecans have 29% more omega 3 than walnuts.
So, I was very excited.
However, cronometer database shows that this is not true.
How can we explain these conflicting reports ?
Thank you for your time
It might be a mistake in the article that the editors didn't catch. I can't find a source that says pecans are higher in omega 3's than walnuts.
"I've never considered excessive sanity a virtue" Mike Uris, San Antonio Express-News, 2002
However, this study is published in one of the biggest medical libraries.
So, I thought that it may be interesting to search it further
If I were to hazard a guess, I think it might be a typo (especially since the purpose of the article wasn't to evaluate omega 3 content in nuts). As far as nutritional science has shown, walnuts container higher amounts of omega 3 vs. pecans.
Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
Yes, it may be a typo.
However, it would be great to know, for sure, if it is a typo or not.