How to Choose The Right Bulk Pecan Size: The Sweet + Simple Stahmanns Size Guide
Halves. Pieces. Mammoths. Jumbos. Granules. When it comes to selling bulk pecans, there are endless ways to slice and dice them. So what does it all mean? And what is the best size option for your business and product? Let the pecan pros guide the way.
Halve a great day
Our larger, fully intact bulk pecan sizes without breaks in the half are called Halves.
Our largest available pecan size with no damages are our Mammoth Halves. Totaling 200-250 halves per pound, it isn’t a coincidence they’re called Mammoths. Commonly used for Chocolate Turtles, candied pecans, and pecan pie, these prime pieces provide an impressive size while maintaining the same fresh crunch and flavor Stahmanns is famous for.
Junior Mammoth Halves
Our second largest available pecan size with no damages are our Junior Mammoth Halves. Weighing in at 251-300 halves per pound, Junior Mammoths are the crown jewel of our lineup as our most popular and desirable option. Due to their widespread aesthetic appeal on pecan pies, candy, and baked goods, our Junior Mammoth Halves are found in sweet treats all over the world.
Our third largest available bulk pecan size with no damages are our Jumbo Halves. Jumbo Halves come in at 301 to 350 pieces per pound, riding the line between some of our large and mid-size options. Their ‘not too big, not too small’ Goldilocks size makes them extremely versatile, adding an extra crunch to desserts and entrees alike.
Our smaller bulk pecan sizes with breaks in the half are called Pieces.
Extra Large Pieces
Our second largest available pecan size with breaks in the half are our Extra Large Pieces. Measuring 7/16” to 9/16” in diameter, Extra Large Pieces are the perfect mid-size selection for topping salads and baked goods. Extra Large Pieces also make a special appearance in sauces and dessert toppings when crumbled and cooked down.
Our third largest available bulk pecan size with breaks in the half are our Large Pieces. Clocking in at 5/16” to 8/16” in diameter, these little drops of heaven are also perfect in salads, sweet treats, sauces, and toppings.
With a minimum diameter of 4/16” and a maximum diameter of 5/16”, Medium Pieces are popular as a topping on dessert and baked good dishes. Who needs a cherry on top when you could have a pecan on top?
Just like its big brother, the Small Piece is reached for as the final touch on sweet creations far and wide. So how do they measure up? Small Pieces range from 3/16” to 4/16” in diameter.
Sometimes the best things come in small packages.
Extra Small Pieces
Our Extra Small Pieces measure just 2/16” to 3/16” in diameter. Don’t be fooled by their slight size, though—these itty bitty pieces are a favorite among bakers in muffins and breads, adding fresh texture and crunch.
Granules are micro pecan pieces coming in at just 1/16” to 2/16” in diameter. Just like their name, this finely chopped size has a granular application, often being used to coat foods.
These mini pieces are so small, you might miss them. Measuring up to 1/16” in diameter, Meal is as small as it gets in the pecan world. Also referred to as Pecan Flour, gluten-free Meal is a great alternative to all-purpose flour and can be used to add a smooth, buttery flavor to pie crusts, breads, and fish or chicken crusts.
So what’s the pecan consensus?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but there really isn’t one. In a nutshell, our most popular product is the Junior Mammoth due to its aesthetic appeal, but when it comes to your unique business needs, the choice is yours. Every chef, baker, and company is different, and as such, their bulk pecan choice is different. Stil lost in the dark? We’ll be your guide. After 80 years of perfecting our craft and tending to our crops, we’re proud to be considered the best in the biz. The Stahmanns team is happy to walk you through our various size options over the phone or in person (with some tasty samples along the way).