Pears are well known for being one of the most fiber-rich fruits found, important for a healthy digestive system. Mildly sweet, pears are rich in important minerals like niacin and potassium and vitamins A, B, E and K, which support optimal skin, blood, and brain health in us ‘hoomans’ and in our dogs. Pears, like many fruits, are a great source of antioxidants, which effectively slow the aging process by battling those free radicals. This prevents cell damage which that can lead to inflammation, diabetes, arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.
There are over 3000 varieties of pears grown around the world. The Chinese consider the pear, which they call “li” to be a symbol of immortality.