Pears are sweet, bell-shaped fruits that have been enjoyed since ancient times. They can be eaten crisp or soft. For a well-rounded healthy snack, pair it with your favourite cheese or nuts!
They’re not only delicious but also offer many health benefits backed by science.
Pears come in many different varieties. Bartlett, Bosc, and D’Anjou pears are among the most popular, but around 100 types are grown worldwide.
A medium-sized pear (178 grams) provides the following nutrients:
- Calories: 101
- Protein: 1 gram
- Carbs: 27 grams
- Fiber: 6 grams
- Vitamin C: 12% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin K: 6% of DV
- Potassium: 4% of the DV
- Copper: 16% of DV
This same serving also provides small amounts of folate, provitamin A, and niacin. Folate and niacin are important for cellular function and energy production, while provitamin A supports skin health and wound healing.
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Store in a cool and dry place