Carya illinoensis

  • T. K. LimEmail author


Pecan is native to south-central North America, in Mexico from Coahuila south to Jalisco and Veracruz, in north America from southern Iowa, Illinois and Indiana east to western Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and western Tennessee, south through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Florida, and west into New Mexico.


Condensed Tannin Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity Juglans Regia Gamma Tocopherol Linoleic Acid System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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