Pecan Harvest Season

Flavorful Taste

San Saba, Texas “The Pecan Capital of the World” celebrates its Pecan Harvest Season and the  flavorful thin- shelled pecans each fall during Pecan Harvest Season. Many of the most popular varieties are the Cheyenne and Pawnee. They are both very thin-shelled, easy to peel, have a plump meat and a slightly sweet taste. This makes them an excellent choice for baking. 

Candies and Flavored Pecans

In addition to the  In-Shell Pecans,  Cracked Pecans, Shelled Pecan Halves and Pieces, the candy-makers are en-robing  Chocolate Pecans and boiling up Jalapeno Pecan Brittle. The bakers have the Pecan Pie  baking and the Pecans roasting, the packagers are dipping  Chewy Pecan Pralines. This time of year the pecans businesses work many long hours, but its just something we all do. Its in our blood and wouldn’t change it for the world.

The Community 

People in San Saba County long have gathered, sold and enjoyed pecans that grow along the creeks and the San Saba River. As this marketable crop began, R.B. Bagley quickly became the largest pecan buyer and broker in the United States. Most of the counties commercial growers here in San Saba are family-run businesses that started out on a shoestring. So don’t forget to buy your Fresh Pecans during Pecan Harvest Season!

The Health Benefits of Pecans

Orchard Fresh Pecans are Healthy! That’s a Fact!

Cardiovascular Health
Since pecans have high-fat content (like avocados), they promote stable heart health through unsaturated fats. They contain monounsaturated fats such as oleic acid along with phenolic antioxidants which can reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Adding a handful of pecans to your diet can decrease LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol).

Digestive Health
Pecans are chock-full of fiber which helps promote colon health and facilitates regular bowel movements. Eating pecans can help to prevent constipation and reduce the risk of colitis, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids.

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Pecans are rich in magnesium which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Magnesium intake reduces inflammatory indicators in the body and arterial walls which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other inflammatory ailments.

Anti-Cancer Properties
Pecans are rich in phytochemical substances including polyphenolic antioxidant ellagic acid, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These compounds play an important role in removing toxic oxygen-free radicals, thus protecting your body from diseases, cancer, and infections.

Prevents Skin Problems
Toxins in your body can cause breakouts, dull skin, and excessive oil. Since pecans are an adequate source of fiber, they do wonders for your skin by aiding in the elimination of toxins and waste from the body. Pecans also contain vitamin A and zinc which help achieve a clear complexion and protect against skin infections

Anti-Aging Benefits
Pecans can help prevent signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation thanks to the number antioxidants it contains including ellagic acid, vitamin A and vitamin E. These antioxidants help to fight and eliminate free radicals which are responsible for causing premature skin aging.

Stimulates Hair Growth
Pecans are an excellent source of L-arginine, which when applied topically helps to treat male pattern baldness as well as encourage the growth of healthy hair. L-arginine helps blood flow throughout the body by increasing the flexibility of artery walls making them less prone to blood clots. This increases blood flow to the hair roots which is vital for healthy hair growth and scalp.

healthy pecan nuts

The Pecan – Queen of all Nuts!

Holiday Season means Pecans, Pecan Pies, Chocolate Pecans and lots of super healthy pecans nuts and treats! The pecan nut has a crunchy texture and a southern flavor that make a wonderful ingredient in all of your favorite dishes.

So why not use them everywhere? Pecans are native to America. These pricey little nuts are related to the walnut. Its a nut that can be tossed in any dish. Anything from stuffing them in meatloaf to tossing them in you cereal. Bagley Pecans even roast them and add them to thier new #1 selling Pecan Coffees, Texas Pecan Coffee and Taste of Texas Pecan Coffee. We add super healthy pecan nuts to almost everthing we do because of the great nutritional value they offer. They are rich in minerals, antioxidants, fibres and vitamins which helps in promoting the cardiovascular health, digestive system, they could help with weight loss because of the good fats, theat where it gets good for the keto diet. Pecans could reduce the risk of breast cancer, promote bone and teeth health and can reduce blood pressure. Pecans offer anti-cancer properties by strenghtening the immune system. Clear complextion? Yes, they have even been know to help with skin conditions and help with clear complextion. Pecans are a must!

Pecans are gathered as inshell pecans, they are then run through a cracking machine then straight to the shelling processing, as the end result is Pecan Halves  and Pecan Pieces  they are then packaged and sent to the shelves of retail stores and candy factories.

 Please visit bagleypecans for all of your pecan needs. After all we’ve been in the pecan business industy for 101 years. We know pecans.

If you need to buy whole In-Shell Pecans in bulk please visit to find a buying station near you.