While pears can’t boast of an impressive amount of any one nutrient, they do contain a wide array of both vitamins and minerals. Pears contain the following minerals in good amounts:
It also contains variations of Vitamin B like Folates, Riboflavin & Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6). Pears lower the incidence of painful colitis, arthritis and gall bladder disorders. Pears also contain 12% of our daily requirement of Vitamin C, which is good for fighting infections throughout the body. It also contains 10% of our daily requirement of Vitamin K for building and maintaining bone strength
What Pears don’t have is almost as important – They are FAT-FREE!
It has high fibre content with one pear meeting 22% of our dietary fibre requirement. It is a nutrient dense fruit. Eating a pear is a great snack option when you are looking to limit your fat and calorie intake. Also a good way to make you feel fuller longer, which helps you watch your weight.
The hydrox cinnamic and hydrox benzoic acid content in pears is linked with prevent of stomach and lung cancer. Another ingredient Boron, found in pears is needed for bolstering the calcium in our bodies to help prevent Osteoporosis. Flavanoids such as quercetin and cartionoids like lutien and zeaxanthin found in pears together provide additional benefits like cancer prevention and prevention of Type II Diabetes. The pulp of Pears and its peels are even better with generous amounts of phytonutrients including beta-carotene. These keep our bodies protected from free radicals.
We get a gritty texture in our mouth when we take a bite of a pear. This allows the fruit to grab on to Cancer causing toxins and chemicals in our colon, essentially scouring them from our gut as they pass through, making for a pretty efficient way of disposing them off.
However, pears should be consumed in moderation because they contain fructose, which is not good in excessive amounts.
Go enjoy pears! Bite into its delicious goodness, or add in your salad or mix with your vegetable juice for a deliciously tasty treat, which is also beneficial for your body.