Pears are a member of the rose family and are at the peak of their season here in the tropical climate of Florida! There are over 300 known species, from the speckled green Bartlett to the earthy brown Bosc. Evidence suggests that pears are even prehistoric, having been eaten and cultivated for nearly 3,000 years.
Pears, just like apples, are nutrient powerhouses. They are one of the most fiber richfruits containing 25% of the daily recommended fiber intake! Apples are known for their pectin fiber content, but pears have even more! Pectin acts as a natural diuretic and digestive regulator by binding to toxins & cholesterol in the intestines and ever so kindly escorting them to the exit #YouCantSitWithUs. Through this process, pears promote detoxification within the body while also supporting optimal gut health!
Pears are rich in Vitamin C, which (in case you forgot) fends off free radicals, lowers oxidative stress, maintains metabolism, aids in tiss