This was in an email I got from one of our local news channels
Northwest pears become more healthy
07:31 PM PST on Sunday, January 7, 2007
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
PORTLAND, Ore. —
Northwest pear growers can say the fruit has more fiber this year.
Starting this month, new Food and Drug Administration labeling rules will boost the fiber value attributed to pears by about 50 percent. The official state fruit packs an average of about six grams of fiber -- about 24 percent of the recommended daily intake for most adults. Pear growers plan to make sure that consumers know about the improved fiber value.
I didn't even know the pear was a state fruit. Good thing, cause it's tasty! It's technical name is Pyrus communis.
So, EAT MORE PEARS!!!