Fall = Apples and Asian Pears

I love the fall season because it brings apple picking and Asian Pears!

Despite having a texture similar to that of apples, Asian pears closely resemble other pear varieties in their nutritional profile.One large Asian pear contains only 116 calories and only 0.6 grams of fat. The majority of these calories come from carbohydrates, with 9.9 of the 29.3 grams of total carbohydrates coming from dietary fiber. These fruits are high in fiber, low in calories and contain a number of micronutrients that are important for blood, bone and cardiovascular health. Although delicious on their own, the light sweetness and crispy texture of Asian pears makes them a unique addition to any salad or stir fry. They make the perfect healthy choice for a snack any time of day. They are so refreshing and because of their high water content, they will fill you up.