Pears contain a soluble fiber called Pectin

Pears contain a soluble fiber called pectin.

Pectin is a type of structural fiber found in the primary cell wall and intracellular layer of plant cells, mainly in fruits – which nourishes gut bacteria and improves gut health.

Gel forming ability of pectin is considered as possible mechanism of its beneficial health effects, such as: improved cholesterol and lipid metabolism, improved gastric emptying, and improved glucose metabolism.

Pectins are also reported to have some unique abilities for prevention or treatment of diseases, such as: intestinal infections, atherosclerosis, cancer, and obesity.

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