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Pears are high in dietary fiber and a good source of vitamin C and potassium.
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Pears have been used as a natural remedy to reduce nausea!
  • Pears can be green, red, yellow or brown.
  • Select pears that are firm without bruises or dark spots.  To check the ripeness, gently press near the stem.  Pears are soft when ripe.
  • 1 small pear contains:
    • 18% of your recommended daily value of fiber to support digestive health.
    • 10% of your recommended daily value of vitamin C to help heal wounds and to keep teeth and gums healthy.

Pears contain a core that is tough to eat. Eat pears whole or cut into quarters. If desired, remove the core. The skin is edible and a great source of fiber. To keep sliced pears from browning, briefly soak them in 1 quart of water + 3 tablespoons lemon juice.

Try pears:

  • Raw, eaten like an apple.
  • Sliced as part of fruit or vegetable salad.
  • Baked with spices to make a healthy dessert.
  • Store pears at room temperature until ripe, about 2-4 days.
  • Store ripe pears in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • To freeze: Cut and core pears. Place in a container and freeze for up to 1 year. The texture may soften when frozen pears are defrosted.
How to cut slices and dice apples and pears
How to cut slices and dice apples and pears

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