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Chinese pears also known as Asian pear resemble quite a lot with the texture of an apple and taste of a pear. It is full of nutrients and due to this fact, it has tremendous health benefits that one must know.

Do you know that a medium sized Chinese pear offers the following?

Calories 116

Protein 1.38 gm

Fiber 9.9 gm

Minerals in Chinese pear:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Chinese pear, while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 333 mg

Phosphorus – 30 mg

Magnesium – 22 mg

Calcium – 11 mg

Selenium 0.3 mcg

Manganese – 0.165 mg

Copper – 0.138 mg

Zinc – 0.06 mg

Also contains small amounts of other minerals.

Vitamins in Chinese pear:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Chinese pear, while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.025 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.028 mg

Niacin – 0.602 mg

Folate – 22 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.193 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.06 mg

Vitamin C – 10.4 mg

Vitamin E – 0.33 mg

Vitamin K – 12.4 mcg

Health benefits of Chinese pear:

Following are the good things that will happen to you if you eat this magical fruit:

This sweet smelling fruit firstly is rich in vitamins and minerals as mentioned above which are all very vital for the survival of the body. Secondly, because it is low in calorie, it is great for all those people who wish for sweet taste which comes with lesser calories.

It is good for colon.

It is great for your heart

It keeps you away from dangerous eye diseases.

It is rich in fiber content.

Written by Jayne

August 6th, 2013 at 7:19 am

Posted in Healthy Eating,Vitamins

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