Pears – Health and Nutrition

The consumption of pears has long been regarded as beneficial for health and many reputable universities and institutes in different countries have undertaken research which has claimed to show benefits from eating pears for a wide range of illnesses and disorders in humans. However, in order to prevent spurious claims, no health or nutritional benefit can now be claimed unless it has been approved by the EC. This has necessitated a detailed investigation of the evidence supporting every claim and many claims are still being investigated. The following claims for pears are those which have been approved by the EC - other claims may or may not be approved in the future.

Nutrition Claims

  • Pears are naturally fat free
  • Pears are a low fat food
  • Pears are a naturally saturated fat free
  • Pears contain only naturally occurring sugars, with no added sugar
  • Pears are a high source of fibre
  • Pears are naturally sodium free
  • Pears are naturally salt free
  • Pears contain fructose

Benefits for Health

  • Pears are naturally sodium free. Reduced consumption of sodium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
  • Pears are saturated fat-free food. Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

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