Benefits of Pectin / Asian Pears
I came across these gorgeous Asian pears while walking through the produce aisles at Whole Foods over the weekend. They’re round like an apple, but have this unique spotted skin. I never had one before so I bought two. They were delicious. Crunchier than normal pears (think apples) and with just the right amount of sweetness.
Best of all, turns out Asian pears are high in fiber, pectin in particular. Pectin is good for you because it helps lower your bad cholesterol levels. Pectin basically looks for and sticks to bile (which is made up of cholesterol) and takes it out of your body. If you’re diabetic, it also slows down the rate at which glucose is absorbed into the blood stream (huge benefit). Check out this link for some more benefits of Asian pears.