8 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do with a Pecan-MainPhoto

6 Reasons Why Texas is so Wacky-Photo75. Eat them like the astronauts did. Pecans were the only fresh food on the Apollo 13 and 14 space missions. Lightweight, and requiring no preparation or refrigeration, pecans are excellent sources of fiber and magnesium which promote good digestive health, something those astronauts needed floating in space with no chance to exercise.