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Pears! #2 of 12 Days of Kids Create

#2 of 12 days of Kids Create

Pears are associated with the holiday season, the phrase “…and a partridge in a pear treeeeee!” might come to mind. That phrase might be referring to the “first day of Christmas” but we like to do things a little different on the Kids Create blog, so we’re talking about pears on day #2 of Kids Create.

Pears are cousins to apples, they’re both considered part of the rose family. You may find that apples are more common than pears these days but back in ancient times it was the opposite, pears were much more common than apples.

December also happens to be National Pear Month! Did you know that there was a National Pear Month? Just one more reason to celebrate this time of year! 🍐🙌

What is so great about pears? For starters, they’re an excellent source of nutrition! Below are some nutrients found in pears:

Fiber: good for the gut! One pear providers you with about 24% of your fiber needs.

Vitamin C: needed for proper growth and good immunity.

Copper: helps create red blood cells.

Pears are tasty on their own but you make some tasty creations with pears.

  • Use pears in baking – pear muffins, pear cake, pear pie, etc.
  • Baked pears with a little cinnamon sugar and granola – yum!
  • Add pears to a salad.
  • Make a grilled cheese sandwich with pear slices 
  • Pear jam
  • Add chopped pears to a salsa.

What do you like to do with pears??

There are many types of pears! 

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