Pears, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Pears are a unique fruit in that they ripen best off the tree. As such pears are transported when they’re fully mature, but not always ripe. This assures that pears you buy are in good condition to properly ripen them at home after you buy them./li>
  2. Pears are an excellent source of dietary fiber (a medium sized pear has 6 grams of fiber, 24% of the recommended daily allowance) and a good source of vitamin C, a proven antioxidant. Pears also offer potassium (a medium sized pear has 190 mg of potassium, which is 5% of the recommended daily allowance).
  3. The pears for sampling were ripened ahead of time so that we can show people how the fruit tastes when it has been properly ripened.
  4. Pears are very versatile. In addition to being served raw in almost anything, pears bake, poach, sauté, roast and grill very nicely. They can be used as an ingredient in baked goods, and can be made into preserves, jams and chutneys. Anything that can be done with an apple can be done with a pear!

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