What you need to know:
Conference Pears are available 12 months per year
Conference pears are an ideal snack, for example in the car on the go. Without making a mess you can eat a Conference pear, which acts directly as an appetite suppressant.
A pear contains about ¼ of your daily recommended amount of fiber and only about 60 calories per 100-gram pear.
Pears are surprisingly healthy
Research has shown that eating pears helps you lose weight. An average pear provides circa 6 g of fiber. That is almost a quarter of your daily needs, more than you’d get in two slices of whole wheat bread or a serving of oatmeal.
Pears contain flavonoids, which helps to keep your heart healthy, and glutathione antioxidant, which can help against high blood pressure.
But do pears not contain sugar?
Eating pears reduces the risk of diabetes 2.
Sometimes people think that since fruit naturally contains sugar, eating fruit is not appropriate for managing diabetes. This seems not to be true! Fruit is full of vitamins, minerals, water and fiber – all important nutrients – and most fruits are considered as foods with a low GI value.
Indeed, foods with high fiber content such as pears taste sweet, without the harmful effect on blood sugar levels.
For those who count carbohydrates, a pear contains between 15 g and 25 g of carbohydrates.