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Pears

Nutrition Benefits

Fiber: helps reduce cholesterol levels and may lower your risk of heart disease.

Vitamin C: helps heal cuts and helps the immune system.

Selection

Look for pears that are firm, and have a green, yellow, or red color (depending on variety). Avoid pears that are bruised. A ripe pear will give slightly when pressed near the stem.

Storing

Store at room temperature in paper bag to ripen. Store in refrigerator for up to 4 days once ripe.

Cleaning

Rinse pears under cool running water before eating.

Preparing

Eat whole or cut up into slices. Add slices into salads or eat with  fruit dip.

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