Pears: Nutrition & Recipes

Produce Potential: Series One- Pears

Did You Know?

Adding pears to your diet can provide many health benefits:

  • Pears are approximately 84 percent water, which help flush the digestive system of toxins.

  • Pears contain high levels of antioxidants, including vitamin C and K, and copper. These chemicals mop up free radicals, protecting our cells from the damage they can cause.

  • Pears can reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

  • The fiber in pears promotes a healthy digestive tract.


Pears make an excellent fruit to cook with and are especially delicious when added to deserts!