For their size, pears contain a great deal of fibre in the form of pectin, which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol.
Pears are naturally nutritious, high in fibre and are low GI.
1 serving size of 1 medium pear contains:
Carbohydrate: 25.1 grams
Fibre: 4.1 grams
Potassium: 208 milligrams
Pears have health benefits as they:
– help to lower blood cholesterol
– promote bowel regularity
– aid digestion
Pectin and the high carbohydrate content of pears have benefits for the digestive system as they supply ‘roughage’ which makes the stomach feel full and helps assist with the efficient elimination of wastes from the body. Pears are a natural source of healthy, nutritious food.