Whole nuts are fun to crack and eat. A bit of practice with a nutcracker gives you a satisfying and delicious treat.
Whole nuts also keep their freshness a bit longer when refrigerated or frozen.
Cracked nut shells let you open the nut a bit faster and get to that tasty pecan.
The whole pecan is processed through a cracking machine that breaks the shell without exposing the nut meat.
Cracked pecans should be refrigerated or frozen to maintain orchard freshness.