Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Helps cure dysentary
May reduce anxiety
May reduce risk of cancer
Prevents sinusitis
Reduces risk of lung cancer
Relieves PMS

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 medium; Calories: 102; Fat: .2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 2mg; Carbs: 27g; Fiber:5g; Sugars: 17g; Protein: 1g; Potassium: 5%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 12%DV; Calcium: 1%DV; Iron: 1%DV

Did You Know?

  • Pears will ripen faster if placed next to bananas in a bowl.
  • Pears are less allergenic than many other fruits.
  • Drinking pear juice has such a strong cooling effect that it can actually help to reduce a fever.

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Poached
  • Baked
  • Juiced
  • Grilled

Farming Trivia:

  • Pears are native to Asia and Europe
  • The first pear tree was planted in the North America in 1620 in the Massachusetts Bay colony
  • Most pears (about 95%) sold in the U.S. are grown on the west coast, in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.