I have enough (too much?) time to wonder why pears don’t enjoy the great PR apples do.
Oh wait- before I start persuading you to occasionally switch between the 2, need I remind anyone that I am under no circumstances a registered dietitian or anything of the sort?
Pears are in season now , as apples are, and although they are as nutritious, and as tasty, they somehow get shoved aside, and you never hear anyone say :”a pear a day keeps medicare away”.
All those great apple pies, apple sauces, stews, etc.
And sad little pears? ??
(I do have too much time. this childish talk was never my style. I actually detest it when people do that).
Any way- before writing this, I checked the numbers, to make sure I shall not be misleading any of you on this super important topic:
So- 100 grams of pears contain:
57 calories, 0 fat, 15 grams carbs,116 potassium, 3.1 grams fiber, 0.4 protein, 25 milligrams vitamin A, 7 mill magnesium, 10 grams of sugar and 4.2 milligrams vitamin C.
Whereas- apples- again- those 100 grams, contain:
52 calories, 0 fat, 107 potassium, 14 grams carbs, 2.4 fiber, 0.3 grams protein, 54 mil vitamin A, 4.6 mil vitamin C, 5 mil magnesium, 10 grams sugar.
As you can see-
pears are almost identical to apples in major departments- such as calories, fat, sugar, and vitamins.
Apples have less (!) fiber and a little less potassium, and still- are considered the healthiest fruit alive.
Now- don’t get me wrong- I lovvvvvvvvveeeeee apples!
I do not like injustice!
Since pears are in season here- thus being nice and sweet (and cheap- makes them even sweeter), I do my best to incorporate them into my meals.
Well, my friends, like so:
1.I swap the apples in my apple sauce- for pears( try it- tastes great!).
2.I add them to my smoothy instead of frozen fruit.
3.I planned on baking vegan cakes with them , but decided not to-because why would I work for an hour on a cake that has flour and oil and sugar in it, when I can take a pear and simply eat it ????
And don’t forget doing those wretched dishes too.
This here is an “asian pear” that looks- and tastes -like a combination of apples and pears.
The nutritious benefits of pears are obvious-the low calorie+ high fiber +nice vitamin count+sweet taste- make them a win win win in my opinion.
Enjoy- the cooliflower.