Forelle pears are small, greenish pears that can be distinguished from other varieties due to the small red dots that cover their skin. Forelle pears are only available between October and March. According to Pear Bureau Northwest, Forelle pears originated in Germany during the 1600s and were brought to the United States for the first time about 200 years later by German immigrants. Forelle pears offer numerous nutritional benefits, including a high fiber and potassium content.
Forelle pears are relatively low in calories, with one pear providing 100 calories. This amount comprises just 5 percent of the total daily suggested calorie intake of 2,000. If you're dieting, you can burn the calories in a Forelle pear relatively quickly. About 8 minutes of jumping rope or 6.5 minutes of rollerblading would be sufficient to burn 100 calories, according to MayoClinic.com.
Forelle pears are fat-free, which can make them beneficial for low-fat diets. Although your body needs fat for optimal health, too much fat can make it hard to manage your weight because fat is the most calorie-dense nutrient, providing more than twice the amount of calories in carbohydrates and protein.
Forelle pears are rich sources of carbohydrates, with 26 g in each pear. Your body uses carbohydrates as its main source of energy, so you may find consuming Forelle pears to be beneficial prior to exercise.
Forelle pears are rich in dietary fiber, with 6 g in each pear. Dietary fiber is essential for your health, as it promotes a healthy digestive system, stable blood sugar levels and possibly, improvements in your cholesterol levels.
Forelle pears do not contain any protein. Protein is an essential nutrient your body needs for the growth, maintenance and repair of vital tissues such as muscle and skin.
Vitamins and Minerals
Consuming Forelle pears can help you increase your intake of certain vitamins and minerals, as each pear provides 10 percent of the daily suggested intake of vitamin C. Additionally, Forelle pears are rich in potassium, a nutrient that ensures proper nerve and muscle function.
- USAPears.com; Forelle; Pear Bureau Northwest
- MyFitnessPal: Calories in Forelle Pear
- MayoClinic.com; Exercise for Weight Loss: Calories Burned in 1 Hour; December 2009
- MayoClinic.com; Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet; November 2009
- University of Maryland Medical Center; Potassium; May 2009