One of nature’s most PEAR-FECT foods

Canadians looking to incorporate pears into their diet, should consider USA pears as a best choice when local options are out of season. With a wide range of varieties to pick from year-round, you can feel good about choosing a fruit that is hand-pruned and picked by the dedicated growers from the Northwest of the United States.

The more than 700 growers in Oregon and Washington work with the common goal to produce the world’s best pears.

Pears are a versatile fruit that pack a powerful nutritional punch. There are variety of reasons to choose pears as your go-to fruit, including:

  • Pears are one of the best fruit sources of fibre, with one medium-sized pear (140g) providing 5 grams of fibre, or 18% of the recommended daily intake.
  • Pears provide vitamin C (6 mg or 7% of the daily value per medium-sized pear), which is a dietary antioxidant that helps to reduce free radicals and lipid oxidation in body tissues.
  • Pears contain prebiotic fibre, which provides food for beneficial probiotic bacteria. Fibre helps ensure bowel regularity.
  • Pears are low glycemic index (GI) foods, which means they won’t spike blood sugar levels.

For more compelling health facts and storage tips about USA Pears, check out our downloadable nutritional flier here.


Canadian Nutrition Facts panel for USA Pears


USA Pears are one of nature’s most pear-fect foods. In addition to being one of the best sources of fibre, pears are a source of vitamin C and other antioxidants. With 10 varieties of USA Pears, you can almost always find one in season to naturally satisfy your sweet tooth or to complement savoury snacks and meals.


Registered Dietitian, Cara Rosenbloom, shares her insights on pear nutrition for your clients, popular pear-ings and more!


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Pear-fect Recipes

Pears are versatile in a variety of recipe applications and can be included in every meal including breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’ve gathered 5 of our favourite recipes that are simple, delicious and include wholesome ingredients.

Photo: Anjou & Bosc Pears

Ripe and Ready

Get ready to savour the sweet and juicy flavour of Anjou and Bosc pears!

These delicious and versatile pears are now in season and ready to be enjoyed in a variety of recipes. Whether you prefer them as a simple snack, in a crisp salad, or baked in a warm dessert, Anjou and Bosc pears are the perfect addition to any meal. With their sweet, delicate flavour and firm, yet tender flesh, these pears are a must-have for any fruit lover. Every season is pear season!