Pears are one of the ancient fruits. Mother Nature protected the easily bruised pear by making it better when picked while firm. Unlike most fruit, pears improve in both texture and flavour after they are picked.
Store unripe pears at room temperature, ripe pears may be refrigerated.
Pears come in their own nutritious, edible packaging, which makes them an easy choice for consumers on the go.
As a fruit, fresh pears offer a natural, quick source of energy, due to the presence of natural sugars. Pears are nutrient dense - they are high in fiber, a good source of vitamin C and provide the important mineral potassium.
Potassium is an important mineral lost easily through dehydration or perspiration brought on by active lifestyles or strenuous exercise, potassium is necessary for maintaining heartbeat, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, as well as carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
Pears quench thirst resulting from exercise and heat and can also be helpful when managing constipation.
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