In the era of healthy eating and keeping oneself fit, USA Pears, a brand by Pear Bureau Northwest announced actor and fitness diva Malaika Arora as the brand ambassador in a press conference which was hosted in Mumbai today.
December is National Pear month, a time to celebrate the delicious and versatile fruit which is power packed with nutrition and good taste, Jeff Correa, International Marketing Director – Pear Bureau Northwest accompanied by David J Ranz, United States Consul General, Celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija and shared insights on the health benefits of pears and its amazing nutrient composition.
Jeff Correa, International Marketing Director, Pear Bureau Northwest said, “Over the years, India has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets for USA Pears. The country is currently amongst the top 10 markets globally. USA Pears are grown in Oregon and Washington where the right mix of volcanic soil, clean mountain water and warm spring and summer days, with cool nights, combine to produce some of the world’s finest pears. He said that growers of USA Pears make tremendous efforts to produce some of the best pears in the world and for them India is a very important market and they make all endeavors to ensure a healthy and nutritious fruit to the Indian consumers.”
“I am excited to kickstart the awareness program since pears is a regular part of my fitness regime. Being convinced that the fruit is providing me all the necessary nutrients, I look forward to the #ThePearCare campaign. I urge my fans to include a USA Pear in their daily diet and see the difference themselves.” said Malaika Arora, actor and brand ambassador.
David J. Ranz, United States Consul General, Mumbai, stated, “Both India and the United States recognize the need to encourage healthier lifestyles. through diet and exercise , and that should include USA pears, a perfect—and tasty—fit. I’m proud of our American farmers for providing Indians with such a versatile and nutritious complement to an active, healthy lifestyle.
Speaking on the occasion Sumit Saran, In-Country Marketing Representative, Pear Bureau Northwest added, “USA Pears perfectly complements the Indian pear season, which ends in September and USA Pears arrive in the market from October giving Indian consumers more choices. The Indian market is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years as more consumers are picking this fruit and availability has started to penetrate into Tier II cities as well.”
Celebrity nutrisionist Pooja Makhija explained about the amazing nutritional benefits of Pears. She said, “USA Pears are a powerhouse of nutrition. One medium pear provides 6 grams of fiber, which is about 24% of the Daily Value, and can help you feel satisfied longer between meals and snacks thus aiding in weight loss. Much of the fiber in fresh pears is in the form of pectin, which has been shown to reduce cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease. Pears also have vitamin C, an important antioxidant necessary for bone and tissue health, and prevention of cardiovascular disease and various cancers.”
This season, USA Pears are entering India with two varieties of Anjou, both green and red. You can use pears to create festive appetizers and holiday feasts, gifted fresh, preserved as jam or chutney, and as portable, healthy snacks for this festive season.
More than good taste, this versatile fruit packs a powerful nutrition punch. They are also low in calories, sodium-free, fat-free and cholesterol-free. Eating a variety of fruits—including pears–is part of the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.