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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.
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