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Pear - Pick of the Season

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Nutrition and Pear

A fruit packed with essential nutrients and good-for-you fiber

To champion the importance and the health benefits of fresh produce, Weight Watchers launched Pick of the Season, a public health initiative spotlighting seasonal fruits and vegetables, which includes nutrition information, meal planning tips, and delectable recipes incorporating a "pick of the season." As a part of Weight Watchers seasonal cornucopia of recipes featuring a select fruit or vegetable, this month's Pick of the Season is the pear.

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From Anjou to Bartlett to Bosc, the pear is a fruit that varies in type, color, texture, and taste. Whether green, red, or brown, sweet or spicy in flavor, the pear is available all year round and can be enjoyed in many different ways.

Pears are one of the most fiber-rich fruits available, weighing in at 5.1g of fiber per serving, which increases satiety and promotes health. They also contain potassium and vitamins B and C, which help regulate blood pressure and may reduce the risk of high blood pressure or stroke.

According to Weight Watchers nutrition experts, eating fresh fruits and vegetables is the cornerstone of a healthy diet. Packed with essential nutrients, fruits and vegetables are a vital part of any well-balanced food plan. A low-calorie food that's naturally sweet, the pear is a great choice for a healthy snack or dessert to satisfy a sweet tooth or for a natural, quick source of energy.

In addition to its health benefits, the pear is a great tasting food that can be baked, saut