10 Hickory Nuts Hickory Tree seeds Carya Alba Ilinois Wild ForestRegular price $12.94 Save $-12.94
Carya ovata, the shagbark hickory, is a common hickory in the Eastern United States and southeast Canada. It is a large, deciduous tree, growing well over 100 ft (30 m) tall, and can live more than 350 years. The tallest measured shagbark, located in Savage Gulf, Tennessee, is over 150 ft (46 m) tall. Mature shagbarks are easy to recognize because, as their name implies, they have shaggy bark. This characteristic is, however, only found on mature trees; young specimens have smooth bark.
Shagbark hickories grow in the eastern and midwestern parts of the United States. Shagbark hickories can tolerate a range of temperatures, but they grow best on moist soils in humid climates. Shagbark Hickory Nuts Shagbark Hickory Leaf Shagbark Hickory Tree Carya Alba
- Seed - raw or cooked and used in pies, cakes, bread etc. Sweet and delicious. The seed can be ground into a meal and used to thicken soups etc. A nut milk can be prepared from the seed and this is used as a butter on bread, vegetables etc
- The shell is normally thick and hard but in selected cultivars it can be thin. The seed ripens in late autumn and can be stored for up to 2 years in a cool cellar. The seed is up to 4 cm long. Sap - sweet. It is tapped in spring and can be made into a syrup.
- A yellow dye is obtained from the inner bark. Wood - close-grained, tough, elastic, heavy and very hard. It weighs 52 lb per cubic foot. An excellent quality wood, it is used for tool handles, wheel spokes, sporting goods, baskets etc. The wood is an excellent fuel, burning well and giving off a lot of heat. It produces an excellent charcoal
Health Benefits of Hickory Nuts
Adding hickory nuts provide a unique source of numerous essential minerals, organic compounds, and nutrients, so let’s take a closer look at the many health benefits of hickory nuts.
May Help In Healthy Weight Gain
While many people are more concerned with losing weight, hickory nuts may be a great option if you want to pack on calories and pounds quickly, such as if you are recovering from an injury or surgery of some kind. A small handful of hickory nuts has nearly 200 calories, which is perfect for a healthy snack, as well as a filling serving that will keep your snacking urges down by making you feel full. Oddly enough, this is a snack that can also help people lose weight, if they monitor their intake and use hickory nuts as appetite satisfiers, rather than loading up on these calorie-rich nuts. 
May Balance Cholesterol Levels
It is a common misconception that all “fat” is bad, but in fact, our bodies require certain “good” types of fat to function properly. A single serving of hickory nuts may contain nearly 18g of fat, but only 12-15% of that fat is the “bad” variety. This may mean that hickory nuts can help re-balance your cholesterol and fatty acid balance in the body, promoting cardiovascular health and lowering your chances of developing atherosclerosis or suffering from a heart attack/stroke. 
May Increase Energy Levels
With more than 5 grams of carbohydrates in a typical serving of hickory nuts, you can count on a solid energy boost when you reach for these nuts rather than a sugary snack. Simple sugars can break down quickly in your system, promoting a “sugar rush” or energy boost, but that is usually short-lived and is followed by a crash. 
May Promote Growth
Like most nuts, hickory nuts provide an impressive amount of protein, possibly making this an essential snack for vegetarians and other people practicing protein-deficient diets. Animal and vegetable proteins are crucial for our growth and development, as protein can be deconstructed and re-formed for our body’s purposes, such as proper growth of bone, muscle, and organ systems, thus making a satisfactory amount of protein vital for health and wellness. Furthermore, the vitamin B-6 found in hickory nuts facilitates protein metabolism, which increases the efficiency with which proteins are processed by the body