Sweet, juicy and sensationally healthy – the pear is the perfect autumn fruit. It not only makes a versatile snack, it’s also full of good things! Here are our five best reasons why you should eat a pear today.
1. Your immune system
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, really benefits our health and helps to strengthen our immune system. Luckily, pears contain plenty of vitamin C – 5 mg for every 100 g of pear. Biting into a juicy pear therefore contributes to a healthy diet and can also help protect against the common cold in autumn.
2. Good source of fibre
Chew, chew, chew – pears also provide valuable fibre. This largely indigestible nutrient ensures that you feel full for longer and your digestive system is stimulated. These useful properties mean that the pear is a must in the fruit bowl.
3. All-rounder for those with a sweet tooth
Can pears only be enjoyed on their own? Not at all! This sweet all-rounder adds a fruity flavour to countless dishes. So taste is definitely one of the reasons why you should eat a pear today. Why not try a hearty pear sandwich when you are on the go, a pear smoothie, barbecued pear or a creative pear snack for kids.
4. Low acidity – good for your teeth
Compared to some other types of fruit, such as apples, pears actually have relatively low levels of fruit acid, meaning that your tooth enamel is protected. In addition, anyone whose stomach is sensitive to fruit acid is well-advised to opt for the mildly sweet pear as their fruit of choice.
5. The right kind for every taste
Pear fans definitely can’t complain about a lack of choice. There are around 5,000 different varieties throughout the world, with Williams Christ, Conference and Nashi being particularly well known. They differ in size, shape, colour and flavour. So there are plenty of reasons why you should eat a pear today.
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Your Dole Team