Sweet and Simple: Asian Pear Slaw

Registered Dietician

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asian pear slaw
When it comes to preparing coleslaw, variety goes beyond the choice of a vinegar or mayonnaise base. A unique ingredient you may not have considered? Pears. This juicy fruit is in season from August to October and gives a tasty twist to this classic side dish.
Another reason to give this recipe a shot? Pears offer a wide range of health benefits. Some include:
  • They are considered one of the highest-fiber fruits, with an average of approximately six grams per fruit.
  • The phytonutrients found in pears has been associated specifically with preventing stomach cancer.
  • The Boron found in pears is what our bodies use to retain calcium and has been linked to osteoporosis prevention.
  • Pears are hypoallergenic, which makes them a great option for anyone with food sensitivities.
  • The skin of pears has Quercetin, which has been shown to help reduce blood pressure.
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