Power Foods Recipe: Pear & Cinnamon Muffins

The Power Food this week is Pears! Pears can be eaten fresh, baked, and cooked in a variety of meals. Pears are considered by some to be hypoallergenic because a pear allergy is rare. For babies Pears are often recommended for weaning them towards solid foods  because they are low in acid and aren’t too harsh on a baby’s digestive system. The wood from a Pear Tree is used to make furniture, musical instruments, and wood carvings. It is also used to make wooden kitchen utensils because it doesn’t impart any color or odor to the food and because it is tough enough to withstand repeated trips through the dishwasher without splintering or warping. Architect’s rulers are made from pear wood because it doesn’t warp.

Health Benefits of Pears

Just one medium-sized pear provides 6 grams of fiber, about 24 percent of the daily need. Increased fiber intake has also been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. People with diabetes, fiber can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. A healthy diet of pears may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Easy to Make Pear & Cinnamon Muffins

An easy way to work pears into your children’s diet is to have them help you make Pear & Cinnamon Muffins! Follow this recipe from The Imagination Tree for your child and you to make these delicious treats!

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