Pears have been widely eaten around the world since ancient times. Juicy and sweet, they come in different varieties and boast a multitude of health benefits.
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|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0.1g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 15.0g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 3.1g||12%|
|Percent Daily Values are based on a 2.000 calorie diet.|
Edible pears come in two basic varieties; Asian and European. Colours range from a greenish-yellow to red and rust, and the flesh is soft, sweet and somewhat grainy. You can tell a pear is ripe when the flesh yields to a gentle thumb-press.
Don't peel a pear before you eat it! The skin contains vast amounts of phytonutrients, keeping your body protected from harmful free radicals
Although there are some 4,000 different types of pear tree, only around 30 produce edible fruit
Pears contain plenty of fibre - 22% of your recommended daily allowance - but no fat, making them a healthy snack option
Pears contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, providing health benefits such as prevention of illnesses such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes and heart disease
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber.
Raw pears can be used in salads - matching particularly well with blue cheese or feta - or as part of a fresh fruit salad, while overripe pears make the perfect filling in baked desserts such as tarts and flans.