Power Foods Recipe: Oven Baked Cinnamon Pear Chips

The Power Food this week is Pears! Pears can be eaten fresh, baked, and cooked in a variety of meals. They 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 and Vitamin K 

Pears have been suggested in various traditional medicines in the treatment of colitis, chronic gallbladder disorders, arthritis, and gout. Pears are known to be well packed with Vitamin K. Vitamin K is an important fat-soluble vitamin that plays critical roles in protecting your heart, building your bones, optimizing your insulin levels, and helping your blood to clot properly. Recent research has shown that having adequate vitamin K is important in preventing heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, multiple types of cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease, among others.

Move over Potatoes, Pears are the new Chips

Pears are hitting the scene as the new chip snack food. Not only are Pears a juicy snack choice, but thanks to our friend at Sip-Bite-Go, we can now start to enjoy them as a replacement for our high fat content snacks.

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