Plant could produce oil, flour from nuts
New Mexico State University
They taste good, they’re good for you, and a market for them already exists. But don’t expect these specially produced products to be on your average grocery store shelves anytime soon.
New Mexico State University researchers recently examined the feasibility of locating and operating a 2-million-pound pecan processing facility in southern New Mexico that would produce high-grade pecan oil and de-fatted gluten-free pecan flour. The oil and flour would be derived from the pecans using a new extraction process developed by Oklahoma State University and Ambient Temperature Extraction Partners of Oklahoma. No large processing facility using the OSU method exists anywhere outside of a university lab.