Pear Facts | 1 Minute Or Less


Pear 

Pear’s may be apples ugly cousin, but that’s not to say its benefits are inferior. Let's take a look: 

First off, being an excellent source of fibre means your weight loss goals are supported, and your digestive system is working on point! (Gunnars, 2017). This also makes pears an excellent detox fruit. While 96 calories per cup isn’t devastating, you probably don’t want to overeat pear, 1 or 2 a day is plenty in combination with other fruits. 

The high antioxidant density in pears helps to eliminate those nasty free radicals from your body that can mutate healthy DNA cells into cancerous cells (Organic Facts, 2017).  

 

What about the vitamins and minerals profile? Check it out below: 

Vitamins 
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV 
Vitamin A3 4.0IU 1% 
Vitamin C 6.2mg 10% 
Vitamin D 0 
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 0.2mg 1% 
Vitamin K 6.7mcg 8% 
Thiamin 0.0mg 1% 
Riboflavin 0.0mg 2% 
Niacin 0.2mg 1% 
Vitamin B 60.0mg 2% 
Folate 10.4mcg 3% 
Vitamin B 120.0mcg 0% 
Pantothenic Acid 0.1mg 1% 
Choline 7.5mg  
Betaine 0.3mg 
 
Minerals 
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV 
Calcium 13.3mg 1% 
Iron 0.3mg 1% 
Magnesium 10.4mg 3% 
Phosphorus 16.3mg 2% 
Potassium 176mg 5% 
Sodium 1.5mg 0% 
Zinc 0.1mg 1% 
Copper 0.1mg 6% 
Manganese 0.1mg 4% 
Selenium 0.1mcg 0% 
Fluoride 3.3mcg 

 

Maybe the saying needs to be changed to ‘a pear a day keeps the doctor away!’ 

Works Cited 

Gunnars, K. (2017, June 18). 22 High-Fiber Foods You Should Eat. Retrieved from Health Line: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/22-high-fiber-foods 

Organic Facts. (2017, October 6). 11 Surprising Benefits Of Pears. Retrieved from Organic Facts: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/pears.html 

 


Leave a comment


Please note, comments must be approved before they are published