Like apples, pears really are a healthy option, backed up by science. Many reputable universities and institutes around the world have researched the health attributes of pears, showcasing their nutritional benefits and role in helping people to maintain a balanced diet.
Here are the health benefits of pears, all of which are approved by the European Commission:
Pears are naturally fat free
Pears are a low-fat food
Pears are a naturally free from saturated fat*
Pears contain only naturally occurring sugars, with no added sugar
Pears are a source of fibre
Pears are naturally sodium free**
Pears are naturally salt free
*Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
**Reduced consumption of sodium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.