Nutritional Facts of Fruit



Major Growing Areas

Pears are mainly grown in places such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong and Hebei in China, as well as Italy, the United States and Japan, etc.


There are a myriad of pear varieties. In China, the famous ones are Tianjin pears, Hebei Snowflake pears and Beijing white pears, etc. Chinese Royal pears, Sand pears, Hosui pears and Crystal pears are also familiar to Hong Kong people. For western pears, the better known ones are D'Anjou pears, Bosc pears and European pears, etc.

Nutritional Values

Pears, containing potassium, water and insoluble fibre, are a healthful snack that provides low energy.

Per 100 g (Approx. 1 small-sized pear)
Energy 42 kcal
Sugar 7.1 g
Vitamin C 3.8 mg
Dietary Fibre 3.6 g
Potassium 121 mg

Buying Tips

It is advisable to buy sweet-smelling pears with thin, glossy skin and a round base.

Interesting Titbits

Pears contain dietary fibre, which can increase satiety. Individuals who need weight control may control their appetite or reduce the amount of food intake in a main meal by eating a pear in advance. On the other hand, pears can serve the moisturising purpose during dry autumns. Since pears come in a myriad of varieties and sizes, the definition of "1 serving" may vary, depending on the variety. 1 serving of fruit is approximately equivalent to 2 small-sized Fragrant pears, 1 Snow pear or European pear or ½ large-sized Chinese Royal pear.

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

1 medium-sized pear

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