Bartlett Pear: Nutrition Facts and Calories for One Medium Pear

The Bartlett pear, also known as the Williams pear, is one of the most popular varieties of pear fruit. Juicy to the point its juice runs down the chin when you bite into it, with a delicate flesh that is perceivably less grainy than that of most other pears, and sweet like honey with intense fruity flavors that flood the nose in delicious scents, the Bartlett is the pear to eat!

What is the nutrition of 1 (one) Bartlett pear?

  • Nutrition facts for 1 (one) medium Bartlett pear at 178 grams:

  • Energetic value (calories): 101 kcal (kilocalories, calories)
  • Carbohydrates content: 26.9 grams of carbs (total, including sugar)
  • Sugar content: 17.2 grams of sugars
    – Predominantly fructose (12 grams), with smaller amounts of glucose (4.45 grams) and some sucrose (0.765 grams)
  • Fiber content: 5.52 grams, contained in large amounts in the skin
    – Predominantly insoluble fiber (5 grams) and smaller amounts of soluble fiber (0.5 grams)
  • Protein: 0.676 grams
  • Fat content: 0.285 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Water content: 150 grams

One medium-sized Bartlett (Williams) pear has 101 calories and over 17 grams of pure sugar.

Bartlett pear nutrition facts for one medium pear

One medium-sized Bartlett (Williams) pear provides 5 grams of insoluble fiber and half a gram of soluble fiber, hence why the pears are great for treating constipation.

Vitamins in 1 (one) medium-sized Bartlett (Williams) pear:

  • Vitamin A: 1.78 micrograms of provitamin A from pigmented carotenoid antioxidants beta-carotene (14.2 micrograms) and beta-cryptoxanthin (5.34 micrograms)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.021 milligrams
  • Vitamin B2: 0.046 milligrams
  • Vitamin B3: 0.292 milligrams
  • Vitamin B5: 0.075 milligrams
  • Vitamin B6: 0.046 milligrams
  • Vitamin B9: 10.7 micrograms
  • Vitamin B12: 0 micrograms
  • Choline: 9 milligrams
  • Vitamin C: 7.83 milligrams
  • Vitamin D: 0 micrograms
  • Vitamin E: 0.213 milligrams
  • Vitamin K: 6.76 micrograms

Pears don’t have any preformed vitamin A (retinol); instead they have provitamin A which is vitamin A derived from colorful antioxidants called carotenes.

Minerals in 1 (one) medium-sized Bartlett (Williams) pear:

  • Calcium: 14.2 milligrams
  • Copper: 125 micrograms
  • Iron: 0.303 milligrams
  • Magnesium: 10.1 milligrams
  • Manganese: 0.057 milligrams
  • Phosphorus: 17.8 milligrams
  • Potassium: 155 milligrams
  • Selenium: 0.356 micrograms
  • Sodium: 12.5 milligrams
  • Zinc: 0.125 milligrams

Nutrition facts from USDA.gov.

Pears are naturally cholesterol free and have so very little sodium they qualify as a(n almost) sodium free fruit.

Bartlett pear nutrition table vitamins one medium pear

One medium-sized Bartlett pear at 178 grams accounts for 5% of all the calories the average adult needs in a day.

  • Daily Values for 1 (one) medium Bartlett pear at 178 grams:

  • Energetic value: One medium-sized Bartlett pear gets the average adult person just 5% of their daily calories (based on a caloric intake of 2000 kilocalories a day).
  • Carbohydrates: close to 9.8% of the daily carbs allowance for an adult person
  • Dietary fiber: 19.7% of daily allowance
  • Protein: 1.35% of daily allowance
  • Fat: 0.365% of daily allowance

A Bartlett pear is virtually fat-free, but can get the average adult 19.7% of all the fiber they need in a day (for a medium fruit).

  • Sugar: The average adult can eat up to 50 grams of added sugar a day from foods with sugar added to them, but Bartlett pears do not have any added sugars, just natural sugars present naturally in the fruit flesh.
  • Water content: One medium Bartlett pear is over 84% water.

Bartlett pears have a moderate carb content, but are naturally quite high in sugar.

Bartlett pear nutrition table one medium pear

One medium-sized Bartlett pear provides modest amounts of vitamin C and vitamin K, but negligible amounts of all other vitamins.

Vitamins in 1 (one) medium-sized Bartlett (Williams) pear: Daily Values

  • Vitamin A: almost 0.2% of daily values for the average adult
  • Vitamin B1: 1.75%
  • Vitamin B2: 3.53%
  • Vitamin B3: 1.8%
  • Vitamin B5: 1.5%
  • Vitamin B6: 2.7%
  • Vitamin B9: 2.675%
  • Vitamin B12: 0%
  • Choline: 1.63%
  • Vitamin C: 8.7%
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Vitamin E: 1.42%
  • Vitamin K: 5.63%

Bartlett pears have no vitamin D and no vitamin B12.

Minerals in 1 (one) medium-sized Bartlett (Williams) pear: Daily Values

  • Calcium: close to 1.1% of daily values for the average adult
  • Copper: 13.88%
  • Iron: close to 1.7%
  • Magnesium: 2.4%
  • Manganese: close to 2.5%
  • Phosphorus: 1.42%
  • Potassium: close to 3.3%
  • Selenium: close to 0.65%
  • Sodium: 0.54%
  • Zinc: close to 1.14%

Bartlett pears are naturally high in copper, an antiaging mineral – one medium pear gets the average adult 13.88% of all the copper they need in a day.

This post was updated on Saturday / October 16th, 2021 at 5:16 PM