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When to Enjoy

A sure sign of autumn; enjoy luscious pears in October.



  • Give your pear a gentle squeeze. When it’s ripe, it will yield to pressure.
  • Store pears at room temperature. Refrigerate once fully ripe.
  • To hasten ripening, place pears in a paper bag at room temperature. Add a banana or apple for even quicker results.

Pears are an excellent source of fiber. One medium (5.9 oz) pear provides about 100 calories, and the following:

Sodium: 0 mg
Potassium: 109 mg/5% DV
Carbs: 26 g/9% DV
Fiber: 6 g/24% DV
Sugars: 16 g
Protein: 1 g
Vitamin A: 0% DV
Vitamin C: 10% DV
Calcium: 2 % DV
Iron: 0% DV

Percent Daily Values (% DV) based on a 2,000-calorie diet.