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Heart-Check Certification Expanded

Bartlett and Bosc pears certified Heart-Healthy by the American Heart Association®   Portland, Oregon– October 5, 2016 – After a successful introduction of the Heart-Check certification for Green and Red Anjou pears last season, USA Pears expands American Heart Association’s heart-healthy branding to Bartlett and Bosc pears from the Northwest.   The top three pear varieties produced by Northwest growers remain the same as in previous years: Green Anjou pears are anticipated to make up 50% of the total 2016 crop, and Bartlett and Bosc pears are expected to yield 23% and 17%, respectively.   “We received positive feedback from retailers

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USA Pears Positioned Perfectly for Wholesome Snacking

America’s snacking obsession is about to get fresh with portable, packable, pair-able pears! PORTLAND, Ore. – October 6, 2015 – Harvest is nearing completion for the Northwest pear growers of Washington and Oregon. Over the next months, ten pear varieties will be at their peak, putting a fresh crop of Northwest-grown pears within easy reach now through next spring. As part of a multi-year campaign, Pear Bureau Northwest will position pears as a perfect choice for wholesome, simple snacking with consumer programs including sampling demos and events featuring fresh pairings with other real-food ingredients, new website content, social media campaigns,

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Potential Health Benefits of Pear Consumption

Systematic Review Examines Potential Health Benefits of Pear Consumption In vitro, animal, clinical and epidemiologic studies indicate pear consumption potentially improves gut health and set the stage for further evidence of associated health benefits PORTLAND, Ore. – Oct. 19, 2015 – To explore the potential health benefits associated with pear consumption and related health outcomes, Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., R.D., professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, assisted by food science graduate Holly Reiland, conducted a systematic review of studies from PubMed (database of the National Library of Medicine with citations and abstracts of biomedical

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