Pear Facts

Canned Pears
  • Canned foods often provide needed nutrients at a lower cost than fresh, frozen and dried forms, particularly when price, waste and time to prepare are considered.
  • Canned pears are a convenient and easy way to add fruit to your diet.
  • All forms - canned, fresh, frozen, dried and 100% juice - of fruits and vegetables provide needed nutrients that make up a healthy diet.
  • From a nutrition and sensory standpoint, recipes prepared with canned ingredients and those prepared using cooked fresh and/or frozen ingredients rate comparably.


Quick Tips for Using Canned Pears:

  • When a recipe calls for a poached pear, simply use a can of pear halves.
  • Freeze one can of slide pears in juice until solid and then blend with 1.5 cups of sugar-free lemonade and 6-ounces of low-fat or nonfat yogurt for a refreshing drink.
  • Puree canned pears to add to soups as a thickener or even to smoothies and salad dressings.
  • Roast canned pears with rosemary pecans and olive oil, then combine with cranberry sauce for a quick and easy Thanksgiving relish.

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Del Monte Foods Inc.




The Canned Food Alliance, a National Strategic Partner of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, is a consortium of steelmakers, can manufacturers, food processors and affiliate members. For more information about canned food research, facts, resources, the canning process, family mealtime solutions, recipes that use canned foods and more, visit Mealtime.org.