- Antioxidants are molecules that inhibits a chemical reaction involving the loss of electrons or an increase in oxidation state.
- Quercetin belongs to a group of plant pigments called flavonoids that give many fruits, flowers, and vegetables their color — which means it’s often in the skin of a fruit.
Did you know: Pears — with the skin on — have both, so eating them can helps prevent cancer — and it can help reduce blood pressure. So don’t peel your pears! And here’s more good news: Pears are a hypoallergenic fruit, so if you have food sensitivities can usually eat pears with no adverse effects. Eating three or more servings of fruits a day, such as pears, may also lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults. Click here for Edible Education’s recipes for cooking with pears.