ingredient information
Pears Organic
Pears are an excellent source of water-soluble types of fibres, such as pectin. Pears contain both soluble and insoluble fibre, which is helpful in lowering cholesterol and acts as a 'fuel' to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the bowel. Pears contain no fat or cholesterol and are an excellent source of dietary fibre and vitamin C. The average pear contains four grams of fibre, which is equivalent to one and a half cups of brown rice. The dietary fibre in pears has for some time been thought to assist in the fight against serious illnesses including some forms of cancer. Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, )