Pears are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C for just 100 calories per medium-sized pear. They’re also sodium free, fat free, and cholesterol free.
Pears are one of the leading fruit sources of fiber and provide about 24% of the daily recommended value. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that contain fiber, particularly soluble fiber, may reduce the risk for heart disease, a disease associated with many factors. Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may also reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors.The skin of the pear contains the majority of the fiber found in a pear, so be sure to enjoy the skin for added flavor, texture, and nutrients!
Each medium sized pear contains approximately 10% of your daily need for vitamin C. Aside from preventing oxidative damage, vitamin C is essential for normal growth and repair. It is needed for normal metabolism and tissue repair, proper immune functioning and guarding against infectious diseases, and vitamin C promotes healing of cuts, wounds, and bruises.
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