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A PEAR A DAY



Question, how to get pears into your daily health routine? Here are a few suggestions. Add sliced pears to your morning hot cereal, sprinkling a little cinnamon and nutmeg for a special breakfast treat. Pears are high in fiber and a good source of Lignans, an insoluble substance that helps to transport cholesterol out of the body. Mix cut up pears into your green smoothie adding a touch of sweetness and a dose of vitamin C and K at the same time. Whip up a plate of sliced pears, fresh figs(right now in the height of the of the season), cheese and crackers for an ideal pick me up to hold you until dinner. For these reasons pears are a great choice for those who are looking to lower their sugar consumption. Pears have been shown to sustain healthy cholesterol levels because of their high Pectin count. We at The Farmer on Wheels have several excellent varieties of pears including Bartlett, Bosc, Comice, D'Anjou, Forelle, Yali, Hosui and Shinko that will keep you headed in a healthy direction all day long. Pears are usually unripe when first purchased but will ripen well in a few days. Fresh pears are best when they yield to slight pressure. Unripe pears should be stored at room temperature and placed in a paper bag to ripen more quickly. once the pear is ripe it should be kept refrigerated to keep them fresh longer.

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