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Asian Pear Nutritional Facts Health Benefits

Asian Pear

Asian pear has necessary nutrients for upkeep of good health such as folate, potassium, magnesium and vitamins C and vitamin K. Health benefits include prevention of diabetes, heart diseases, birth defects, cancer  and improves immunity system, bone health and gives healthy hair and glowing skin.

What Are Pears?

Asian pear looks like an apple. Pears come in different colors like green, yellow, brown and red. This fruit belongs to Rosaceae family. These fruits are delicious and sweet pomaceous with juicy pulp.  Different types of pear are available including Asian pears, Chinese pear, Korean Pear, Japanese Pear, Taiwanese pear and Sand pear.  Pears originated in China and are native to Europe, Asia and North Africa.

Nutrition Facts of Asian pear:

Asian pears contains minerals, vitamins and proteins. Here we listed the nutrition value per 100 grams (3.5 Oz), percentage of RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance).


Thiamine (B1)                       (1%) 0.009 mg

Riboflavin (B2)                      (1%) 0.01 mg

Niacin (B3)                             (1%) 0.219 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)           (1%) 0.07 mg

Vitamin B6                             (2%) 0.022 mg

Folate (B9)                             (2%) 8 μg

Choline                                   (1%) 5.1 mg

Vitamin C                                (5%) 3.8 mg

Vitamin E                                (1%) 0.12 mg

Vitamin K                               (4%) 4.5 μg


Calcium                                   (0%) 4 mg

Magnesium                            (2%) 8 mg

Manganese                             (3%) 0.06 mg

Phosphorus                           (2%) 11 mg

Potassium                              (3%) 121 mg

Energy                                   176 kJ (42 kcal)

Carbohydrates                    10.65 g

Sugars                                    7.05 g

Dietary fiber                           3.6 g

Fat                                          0.23 g

Protein                                  0.5 g

Health Benefits of Asian pear:

1. Diabetes Prevention:

Asian pears contain high soluble fiber. Fiber controls the blood sugar levels and reduces the diabetes. For more information about diabetes you can go through the article on Diabetic Prevention, Control and treatment.

2. Cardiac Infraction or Heart Disease:

Asian pears contain high soluble fiber and potassium. Fiber helps to reduce the bad cholesterol in the body and potassium lowers the high blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

3. Improves Immunity System:

Asian pear contains good source of vitamin C and it stimulates the white blood cell production which helps to eliminate conditions like flu, cold and other illness.

4. Prevents Birth defects:

Asian pear contains high amount of folic acid. Folic acid helps reduction in neural tube defects in newborns. Asian pear fruit is very helpful for pregnancy women.

5. Skin And Hair care:

Asian pear contains high amount of vitamin A and components like zeaxanthin and lutein which helps reduce the effects of aging on the skin like age spots and wrinkles. This fruit also helps to reduce hair loss, cataracts, macular degeneration and other various conditions.

Asian Pear

6. Prevents Cancer:

Excessive amount of secondary bile can increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Pears contain good source of fiber. Fiber in pear binds together with a special group of secondary bile acids. Hydroxycinnamic acid and Quercetin antioxidant also found in pears help prevents lung and stomach cancer.

7. Improves Bone Health:

Asian pear has high mineral content including phosphorus, copper, magnesium and calcium which help to prevent conditions like osteoporosis and make for stronger bones.

Read and Understand:

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