Pears are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and water fiber that can help keep your digestive system healthy and make it easier to maintain normal cholesterol levels. Eating a pear as a snack is a terrific way to increase your intake of fresh fruit, which is important because most women don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables every day.
Pears can also be broiled, grilled, baked, poached or pureed, wich has a similar texture as applesauce. Try a salad made from arugula, sliced pear, walnuts and gorgonzola cheese and top with a simple vinaigrette. Actually, sliced pears make a nice addition to any garden salad. You can also add them to a cheese and fruit tray.
Pears are available year round in the produce section of your grocery store. Choose pears that have a firm flesh and unblemished skin. Canned pears are also available, usually packed in syrup.