Fall Produce With Hidden Healing Powers


Pears are the perfect fall fruit

Although it often plays second fiddle to the season’s much beloved apple, the pear is a true nutritional heavyweight. One pear provides 5 grams of appetite-squashing fiber (more than an apple!), and the skin is teeming with vital disease-fighting phytonutrients. Red-skinned pears have the added bonus of providing anthocyanins, the same memory-boosting compounds found in berries. Use pears to add sweetness to savory sides like stuffing, roasted vegetables, and green salads. Or, grab one as a snack to enjoy the pure flavor all on its own.