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How many calories in a Pear?

The pear is a common fruit that can be found in a wide range of countries around the world, but how many calories are in a pear? This page will provide you with information on the calories in a pear, as well as further useful pear nutrition facts, so that you can see the full picture when it comes to just how good pears are for you.

First of all let's start of with a little bit of general information on the pear.

Native to all corners of the globe, the pear is mainly cultivated and exported from China, with Argentina, Spain, USA and Italy all exporting over half a million metric tonnes a year. Altogether they are still eclipsed by China who export in excess of 12 million tonnes each year. The fruit is grown on a species of trees called the Pyrus, and there are several species, some of which are edible and the ones we are used to buying in the shops and at the market. Pears are generally eaten when ripe, and they can also be dried and made into a jam, jelly juice or cider.

Pears ripen when placed in a fruit bowl at room temperature, however ripening will slow if you place the pears in the refrigerator. Although you can remove the skin of the pear, it is edible and contains much of the dietary fiber and vitamin C that is highlighted in our section further down the page on pear nutrition.

How many calories in a pear?

It is common knowledge that pears can come in different sizes, so it is natural for people to think that there are different amount of pear calories depending on how big the piece of fruit actually is. In order to be as exact as possible we have broken down the sizes of a pear down for you to help you out. The examples below are for the raw edible parts of the pear, and we have also included some different types of pear for you as well.

Calories in a small pear

  • A pear that weighs 4.9 oz is adjudged to be a small pear, and there are 80 calories in these pears

Medium pear calories

  • A pear that weighs 5.9 oz is adjudged to be a medium pear, and there are 95 calories in these pears.

Calories in a large pear

  • A pear that weighs 7.4 oz is adjudged to be a large pear, and there are 120 calories in these pears.

Calories pears contain by weight:

  • In 1 oz of pear there are 16 calories
  • In 10 g of pear there are 6 calories

How many calories in an Asian pear?

  • In a medium 4.3 oz Asian pear there are 50 calories
  • In 1 oz of Asian pear there are 12 calories
  • In 10 g of Asian pear there are 4 calories

How many calories in a Bartlett pear?

  • In a 15 oz can of Bartlett pear slices with juice there are 205 calories
  • In 1 oz of Bartlett pear slices with juice there are 14 calories
  • In 10 g of Bartlett pear slices with juice there are 5 calories

How many calories in a Bosc pear?

  • In a medium 5.9 oz Bosc pear there are 96 calories
  • In 1 oz of Bosc pear there are 16 calories
  • In 10 g of Bosc pear there are 6 calories

How many calories in pear juice?

  • In an 8.8 fl oz of pear juice there are 150 calories

Please note that the above calories in pears list is only approximations, as we cannot be exact due to no two pears being exactly the same. The lists are also for raw pears only and calories will vary should the pear be cooked, or fried for example.

Remember, when we are thinking about the total number of calories in a pear, it is important to remember that these totals are not a great deal in relation to your total daily calorie requirements.

One common question that is asked in relation to this popular fruit is, 'are pears good for you?'. Being a natural food that is crammed with nutrients, as well as being low in calories, and fat, the answer is undoubtedly yes! Just check out the nutritional information that has been listed below, and you will see exactly which vitamins and minerals your body can obtain by making this fruit a mainstay in your diet.

Pear nutrition facts

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The following nutritional information about the pear is based on 3.5 oz or 100 g of raw pear:

  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) - 0.012 milligrams
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - 0.025 milligrams
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - 0.157 milligrams
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) - 0.048 milligrams
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.028 milligrams
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate) - 7 micrograms
  • Vitamin C - 4.2 milligrams
  • Calcium - 9 milligrams
  • Iron - 0.17 milligrams
  • Magnesium - 7 milligrams
  • Phosphorous - 11 milligrams
  • Potassium - 119 milligrams
  • Zinc - 0.10 milligrams
  • Protein - 0.38 g
  • Fat - 0 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 9.8 g
  • Carbohydrates - 15.46 g

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pear

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