Pears provide dietary fibre, carbohydrates and many minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C, making it a superior fruit. Most of the vitamin C and dietary fiber are found within the skin of the fruit. The fibre in pear is mainly insoluble, which is great for keeping your gut regular.
According to the nutrient calculator from the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety website, the nutritional content of 100g of fresh pear is as follows:
Dietary Fiber: 3.1g
Vitamin C: 4.2mg
A medium size pear weighs about 160g. Pears can be eaten raw or cooked. Pear is a versatile food. Fresh pears can be eaten as a snack, added to salads or juiced. In cooked dishes, pears can be stewed to make desserts, can be added to stew fry dishes, or even in baked dishes.
Pears are less allergenic compared to many other fruits, therefore its juice is often used as the first juice introduced to infants, and it is also recommended in exclusion diets for allergy sufferers.
In the Chinese culture, pear is believed to be moisterizing in nature, it is the best fruit in autumn as it helps to relieve dry mouth, prevent/treat dry cough, and helps to give skin a healthy look.