Are Pears Good For You?
Pears are great in crumbles, in salads and are also delicious on their own. So is the iconic fruit actually good for you? Read on to find out everything you should know about this nutritionally-rich fruit.
What are pears?
Pears are a sweet fruit grown on trees and picked when ripe. Native to coastal areas of Western Europe, North Africa and Eastern Asia, they are partial to mild temperatures. As such, they are in season here in the UK typically from September to October.
Do pears have nutritional value?
Pears have a good range of nutrients, including
- Good source of potassium
- Good source of vitamin K
- High in fibre
- Good source of calcium
Are pears good for you?
Pears are a great fruit to incorporate into your diet. Aside from its good nutritional value, the fibre found in pears is said to promote good gut health, and it may also help prevent type 2 diabetes and obesity.
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By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.