Asian Pear Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2021-08-21

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Asian Pear


Overview of Asian Pear Nutrition

Scientific Name: Pyrus pyrifolia


Order: Rosales


Family: Rosaceae


Asian Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) originated from Western China. This fruit symbolizes nobility and wealth. It resembles an apple in shape but is crisper, more aqueous in texture, and contains several small, brown seeds in the core. Regardless of the variety, Asian pears frequently have textured, semi-rough skin displaying prominent lenticels across the firm surface. The color of Asian pears range from green, yellow to brown, depending on the plant variety. Asian pears are low in calories (2% daily value [DV]) and high in fiber (14% DV). Dietary fiber is beneficial for human health in many different ways. Diets high in dietary fiber help us feel full longer; thus, allowing us to maintain our body weight. Moreover, dietary fiber stabilizes our cholesterol and blood pressure levels, which improves heart health. Asian pears contain vitamin C (6% DV) and vitamin K (6% DV). Vitamin C is important for the immune system, and is involved in collagen production. Vitamin K is required for normal blood clotting. Asian pears can be cooked or eaten raw. With its unique texture, it can be added to salads or baked in a tart. Asian pear juice is often used as a sweet sauce in many cakes or a BBQ marinade. With its unique texture and refreshing taste, Asian pears may satisfy fruit lovers, especially children.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 42 kcal 2%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 10.65 g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.60 g 14%
Sugars 7.05 g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.23 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.01 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.06 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.05 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.00 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 0.50 g 1%
  • Tryptophan
0.01 g
  • Threonine
0.01 g
  • Isoleucine
0.01 g
  • Leucine
0.03 g
  • Lysine
0.02 g
  • Methionine
0.01 g
  • Cystine
0.01 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.01 g
  • Tyrosine
0.00 g
  • Valine
0.02 g
  • Arginine
0.01 g
  • Histidine
0.01 g
  • Alanine
0.02 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.10 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.04 g
  • Glycine
0.01 g
  • Proline
0.02 g
  • Serine
0.02 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 3.80 mg 6%
Thiamin 0.01 mg 1%
Riboflavin 0.01 mg 1%
Niacin 0.22 mg 1%
Pantothenic Acid 0.07 mg 1%
Vitamin B6 0.02 mg 1%
Folate, total 8.00 mg 2%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
8.00 mcg
Choline 5.10 mg
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 0.00 IU 0%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
0.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 50.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.18 IU 1%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.12 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 4.50 mcg 6%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 4.00 mg 0%
Iron 0.00 mg 0%
Magnesium 8.00 mg 2%
Phosphorus 11.00 mg 1%
Potassium 121.00 mg 3%
Sodium 0.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.02 mg 0%
Copper 0.05 mg 3%
Manganese 0.06 mg 3%
Selenium 0.10 mcg 0%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 88.25 g
Ash 0.37 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.