With such a sexy shape and silky skin, pears are a sweet delight and an original replacement for apples when you want a more particular taste and a softer texture in your traditional preparations. This will aid in adding some diversity in your kitchen, which is a number one priority if we want to keep healthy but fun eating habits as a lifestyle. Eating healthy shall be a pleasure!
The United States is the biggest pears producing country in the world. The largest cultivation of pears takes place in California, with a long pear season from August until March. Late summer/early fall is pear season in New York, where you can find this fruit from August to October. Michigan has a short pear season starting by mid-August and for only a month and a half. If you like to find locally produced pears in season close by you, you can revise the full American seasonality in the following chart.
But it’s not all about sexy shapes, textures and smells. There are some other good reasons to include pears in our diet. They are a very healthy ingredient as they contain some particular nutrients that you can find in a few products, such as potassium, folate, copper and polyphenol antioxidants. Their high fiber and water content make them great to reduce your appetite in between meals, while they promote your gut health too due to the prebiotics content.
Pears invite you to make the most attractive recipes. You can show off by preparing them in a salad with Roquefort cheese and walnuts; making a sweet and savory winter preparation by roasting them with sprouts or baking the most inviting pies.