The official state nut of Alabama is the Pecan, Act No. 82-17 which was adopted by the Alabama State Legislature on February 2nd, 1982. Pecans are widely grown all over the US, but more so in the southern states and are grown throughout Alabama. Pecan's are part of a southern tradition in cooking in the south, with a favorite dish being the Pecan Pie and Pralines. Pecans are rich in vitamins and an excellent source of vitamin B6.