Mildly sweet and rich in flavor, a pear can offer the crunchiness of an apple or the juiciness of a peach. Pears are packed with healthy nutrients including dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins.
Pears provide 3.1 grams of dietary fiber per 100 grams of fruit. Regular consumption of pears may offer protection against colon cancer. Pears’ gritty fiber content binds to cancer-causing toxins and chemicals in the colon. The toxins then tend to be expelled, protecting the colon’s mucus membrane from contact with these compounds.

Pears are a good source of vitamin C. They are also rich in anti-oxidant flavinoids and phyto-nutrients such as beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthins.These compounds, along with vitamins C and A, help the body protect itself from harmful free radicals.
Pears are a good source of minerals such as copper, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium. Quercetin is an anti-oxidant found in the skin of pears. It helps prevent cancer and artery damage that can lead to heart problems. Finally pears contain boron, which our bodies need to retain calcium.
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