Health & Wellness

pear

pear

Green pears have 4 grams of dietary fiber, along with vitamin C and 201 mg of potassium.

Preparation Tips

Ripen pears at room temperature in a sealed plastic bag with a couple of ripe bananas. When the pear is ripe, refrigerate until you are ready to eat it.

Trivia

Pears are cousins of apples. American varieties come from Europe, where they migrated from central Asia. Early colonists brought the first trees to America where they thrived until blights became severe. Most pears are now grown west of the Rockies where diseases are less of a problem.