Pears pack a nutritional punch!

girl eating pearA medium sized pear (about 166 grams) is a nutrient-dense food that contains only 100 calories, and is fat free. A nutrient-dense food is any food that provides vital nutrients (such as vitamins and minerals), but relatively few calories. Nutrient-dense foods are also usually higher in fiber and water, components that tend to make us feel full faster and for longer.

Pears are nutrient-dense and an excellent source of fiber. One medium pear provides 6 grams of fiber, which is about 24% of the Daily Value, and can help you feel satisfied longer between meals and snacks. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the average American adult should consume approximately 2 cups of fruit per day. One medium-sized pear is approximately one cup, so you’re halfway there with just one pear!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day—start the day off right with this nutrient-dense Pear Granola Bread.