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What is the right way to say 'pecan'? By Brad Haire

Pecans are known to be the healthiest of all tree nuts, packing more antioxidants than any other. What isn’t so certain is how the heck do you correctly pronounce it? Is it “pee-can” or “pu-cahn”?

“I run into both” ways of saying it, said Lenny Wells, pecan specialist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, who is writing a book on the history of North America’s only commercially grown native nut.

In this episode of “In the Field,” Wells and Brad Haire, news director with UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, try to figure it out … kinda, sorta.

Watch What is the right way to say ‘pecan’?.

(Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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Pecans are known to be the healthiest of all tree nuts, packing more antioxidants than any other. What isn't so certain is how the heck do you correctly pronounce it? Is it "pee-can" or "pe-cahn"?

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Pecans are known to be the healthiest of all tree nuts, packing more antioxidants than any other. What isn't so certain is how the heck do you correctly pronounce it? Is it "pee-can" or "pe-cahn"? Download Image
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