Not only are pears delicious, they also provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support. A Baltimore longitudinal study of aging found that the combination of apples/pears ranked as the highest sources of flavonols (i.e, catechin, epicatechin) among vegetables and fruits. Flavonols are active antioxidants that may assist your overall wellness by fighting inflammation and neutralizing free radicals. Pears are also found to be a good source of fiber, vitamins B2, C, E, copper and potassium, and can assist in lowering cholesterol and preventing high blood pressure. Recent studies have also shown that the skin of pears contains at least three to four times as many phenolic phytonutrients as the flesh. So buy organic and enjoy the nutrient rich skin of the pear!
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