Pears are a nutrient dense food, containing significant amounts of potassium, and vitamin C.
Additionally, they have appreciable levels of magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, folic acid, carotene, vitamin B2 and vitamin E. Pears also contain high amounts of fibre. They are good for the skin, the intestines and the heart, and according to Chinese medicine are extremely beneficial for the lungs.
Fresh pears contain no saturated fat, cholesterol or sodium. They are a natural, convenient source of energy. Always choose organic pears when possible to avoid harmful chemical sprays.