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Carb Counts for Pears

Pear Nutritional Information

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Updated June 05, 2014

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Pears are moderately high in sugar, and don't contain as many nutrients as other fruits. However, they do have a fairly high amount of fiber.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Pears

  • 1 small pear: 18 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 5 grams fiber and 86 calories.
  • ½ cup pears, cubed: 10 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2.5 grams fiber and 32 calories.

Glycemic Index for Pears

The averages in studies of pears ranged between 33 to 42, with an average of 38.

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Glycemic Load of Pears

  • 1 small pear (5 oz/148 grams): 6

  • ½ cup pears, cubed: 3

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Health Benefits of Pears

Like most fruits, pears contain phytonutrients, and about half its fiber is soluble fiber.

More Information About Pears at Calorie Count Plus.

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Sources: Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.
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