The Perfect Pear
Locally grown sand pears are available during the late summer and fall in Northeast Florida.
Pears are a great source of copper, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. A medium pear gives you more than 20 percent of your daily requirement of fiber and has just 100 calories. This makes pears the perfect choice to help with digestion and lowering your cholesterol. Pears are a fantastic snack, since the high fiber helps you stay fuller for longer between meals and reduces cravings for unhealthy snacks. Pears can be baked, roasted, poached or grilled. You can even try dehydrating pears — this is an unexpected way to prepare them that is tasty and full of flavor! Ready to explore new dishes with pears? Try one of the recipes below.