Organic Pears Newcastle

Pears 500g


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Sweet, delicious and rich flavored pears offer crunchiness of apples yet juicy as peach and nectarine. They are widely popular, particularly in the whole of the northern hemisphere, for their unique nutrient qualities.

Health benefits of Pears

  1. Pears fruit is packed with health-benefiting nutrients such as dietary fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, which are necessary for optimum health. Total measured antioxidant strength (ORAC value) in pears is 2941 ยตmol TE/100 g.
  2. Pears are a good source of dietary fiber. 100 g fruit provides 3.1 g or 8% of fiber per 100 g. Regular eating of this fruit may offer protection against colon cancer. Most of the fiber in them is a non-soluble polysaccharide (NSP), which functions as a good bulk laxative in the gut.
  3. Additionally, its gritty fiber content binds to cancer-causing toxins and chemicals in the colon, protecting its mucosa from contact with these compounds.
  4. Also, pear fruit is one of the very low-calorie fruits; provides just 58 calories per 100g. A low calorie but high fiber diet may help bring a significant reduction in body weight, and blood LDL cholesterol levels.
  5. They contain good quantities of vitamin-C. Fresh fruits provide about 7% of RDA per 100 g of this vitamin.
  6. They are a modest sources of antioxidant flavonoid phytonutrients such as ฮฒ-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These compounds, along with vitamin C and A, help the body protected from harmful free radicals.
  7. The fruit is a good source of minerals such as copper, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium as well as B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6).
  8. Although not well documented, pears are among the least allergenic of all the fruits. For the same reason, they often recommended by health practitioners as a safe alternative in the preparation of food products in allergic persons.
  9. Pears have been suggested in various traditional medicines in the treatment of colitis, chronic gallbladder disorders, arthritis, and gout.

Pears (Pyrus communis), Fresh, Nutritive value per 100 g. (Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Principle Nutrient Value Percent of RDA
Energy 58 Kcal 3%
Carbohydrates 13.81 g 11%
Protein 0.38 g <1%
Total Fat 0.12 g 0.5%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 3.10 g 8%
Folates 7 ยตg 2%
Niacin 0.157 mg 1%
Pantothenic acid 0.048 mg 1%
Pyridoxine 0.028 mg 2%
Riboflavin 0.025 mg 2%
Thiamin 0.012 mg 1%
Vitamin A 23 IU 1%
Vitamin C 4.2 mg 7%
Vitamin E 0.12 mg 1%
Vitamin K 4.5 ยตg 4%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 119 mg 2.5%
Calcium 9 mg 1%
Copper 0.082 mg 9%
Iron 0.17 mg 2%
Magnesium 7 mg 2%
Manganese 2%
Phosphorus 11 mg 2%
Zinc 0.10 mg 1%
Carotene-รŸ 12 ยตg
Crypto-xanthin-รŸ 2 ยตg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 45 ยตg

Additional information

Weight 0.500 kg

500g, 1kg