Nutritional Values From The Hen House

How to Dry Fresh Dill Weed

Did you know that we grow and dry our own Dill here at the Hen House?? It’s one of our many ingredients we use to make our Fires Creek Crackers!! It’s so simple and smells up the entire kitchen when we harvest. You’ll find it everywhere you look around here. On the side of our Coop, in the windows and on the patio! We even have “Hen” friends that grow it for us!! Here’s an article that tells you the process we like to use!

About the Wonderful Coconut:

  • The important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid. Lauric acid increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is a high-density lipoprotein, which has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockage. Physicians recommend high HDL to total cholesterol levels in the blood for the same reason.
  • Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst. The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, minerals, and bioactive compounds witch aid in digestion.
  • Coconut oil extracted from the dry kernel is an excellent emollient agent. It is used in cooking and can be applied over scalp as a hair nourishment.
    Research studies suggest that cytokinins in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.
  • The kernel is an excellent source of minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc.
    It is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine. 
  • Coconut meat and water contain a good amount of potassium.

Our thoughts of Chunky Coconut

Did you know that we use coconut in several of our products?  Until I began researching it, I honestly had no idea how wonderfully healthy it was for us. Our digestive system, being just one of so many reasons we should include the Meat from the coconut into our products. Below is an article I thought you may be interested in. 

So many of our ingredients are important and necessary to our products to be as healthy as possible.  We have the delicious chunk of coconut in our Smackass Gap Trail Mix and the Appalachian Hiker’s Trail Mix.  A great snack for any road trip or hiking.


The pecan is a remarkably appealing nut that has a long list of health benefits. It has the most anti-oxidants of any nut, boosts the metabolism, and is low in carbohydrates and high in protein. Like the walnut, the pecan is actually a drupe: the “nut” is actually the fruit around the pecan seed. Pecan trees are tall — as high as 150 feet — and can be hundreds of years old. Some of these native trees have trunks 3 feet in diameter.

We pride ourselves in finding the freshest for our Chunky Gal Trail Mix and our yummy Pumpkin Patch Granola. Always with our customer in mind.