Many people enjoy pears as part of a healthy, balanced diet. They’re simple to eat, tasty, and are packed with vitamins, minerals, and dietary benefits, such as vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants, vitamin K, vitamin A, dietary fiber, and much more. Pears and pear juice are connected with many health benefits, from aiding in weight loss to reducing the chances of developing heart disease.
You may be used to pears in their natural form, whether you eat them whole, dice them up, or use them in cooking. However, pear juice carries many of the same benefits as pears themselves and offers an even easier way to consume pears as part of your daily nutrition.
FruitSmart concentrate juices contain the same vitamins and minerals as not from concentrate (NFC juices) and don’t add any extra preservatives or sweeteners—they’re all natural. When you add water to the juice concentrate, not only are you getting the benefits of pear juice, but you also get the extra added benefit of hydration, which is so vital to your overall health.
There are numerous health benefits of pears, several of which are listed below. The nutrition found in pears is the same as drinking NFC pear juice with no added preservatives or sweeteners or pear juice concentrate, which has a much longer shelf life and takes only seconds to mix.
There are approximately 100 different varieties of pears to choose from, so you’re sure to find one you like. Asian pears are often used in juicing shelf-stable fruit juices and in pear juice recipes made at home. FruitSmart uses pear trees from Eastern Washington’s Yakima Valley, combining different varieties of fresh pears, such as Green Anjou, Tosca, Bartlett, and Bosc for robust flavor.
All pears and pear juice are highly nutritious. A medium-sized pear has 6 grams of fiber, 12 percent of your vitamin C daily value (DV), 6 percent of your vitamin K DV, 4 percent of your potassium DV, and 16 percent of your copper DV. Each medium-sized pear has approximately 101 calories and 27 grams of carbohydrates—but it’s important to remember that NFC juices and FruitSmart concentrates don’t have extra added sugars, so these are your “good” carbohydrates, unlike high fructose corn syrup and foods made with white flour.
Copper may help aid the immune system, nerve function, and cholesterol metabolism, and potassium may promote heart health. Pears also have small, yet beneficial amounts of provitamin A, folate, and niacin. Niacin and folate are important for energy production and cellular function, and provitamin A may help with skin health. Pears also contain polyphenol antioxidants, primarily when eating whole pears with the skin still attached. However, there are still antioxidants found in the pulp and juice.
You may have heard the gut referred to as the “second brain.” This is because gut health is vitally important to a person’s overall health. Pear juice is a terrific source of both insoluble and soluble fibers. The 6 grams of fiber that pear juice contains equals to 22 percent of daily nutritional values. The type of fiber found in pear fruit and pear juice is called pectin, and having this recommended amount of fiber in your diet helps promote digestive health and soften stool to prevent constipation. Soluble fibers are also connected with keeping the good bacteria in your gut healthy, which aids your immune system.
Everyone experiences inflammation, as most times it is the immune system and the body’s natural response. However, if someone experiences long-term inflammation due to chronic disease or other reasons, they are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Pear juice is high in flavonoids, which are antioxidants that aid to fight inflammation. The copper, vitamin C, and vitamin K found in pears also battle against inflammation.
The compounds in pear juice, such as anthocyanins (red pears), may help strengthen blood vessels, contributing to cardiovascular and heart health. Procyanidin antioxidants can help lower LDL cholesterol levels (the “bad” type), while increasing amounts of HDL (good) cholesterol. Quercetin, which is found in the peel of a whole pear, is linked with the reduction of high blood pressure and cholesterol. Intake of pears is also associated with a lesser risk of stroke. High-quality fruit juice concentrates, such as the ones FruitSmart provides, offer many of the same benefits as that of whole fruits when it comes to promoting overall health and heart health.
Beyond the top benefits listed, there are many other benefits of whole pears and pear juice. Some of these include the fact that they:
Pears and pear juice contribute to overall health in a variety of ways, and consuming pears in any form, or whole fruits similar to them, is an imperative piece of a healthy diet. In addition, many of the components of pears help prevent disease.
Amazed by all of the surprising benefits of pear juice? Instead of struggling with juicers to make pear juice at home, FruitSmart has the perfect solution with pear juice concentrate. We understand how important health and quality are to our partners and their consumers, and our pear juice concentrate contains no artificial colors, additives, sugars, or supplements. Everything is natural when it comes to FruitSmart products.
Adding pear juice concentrate to your diet is easy to do—just add water! This makes reaping all the health benefits of pears simply and easily. If you are interested in learning more about what partnering with FruitSmart can do for your brand, contact us today.