A pear is a fruit similar in size to apples. Unlike apples, pears have a peel that is harder to clean. The bark can be yellow, green, brown, red, or a combination of all colors.
Pears are mostly sweet, juicy, and mild in taste, and the texture of the flesh is creamy. The most famous is the Chinese pear, which also has the best medicinal properties. They are present throughout the year, and the best are those that ripen from late July to early February, in the autumn-winter period.
Pears are an excellent source of soluble fiber. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E, folic acid, and niacin. They are also a rich source of copper, phosphorus, and potassium, and in smaller quantities contain calcium, chlorine, iron, magnesium, sodium, and sulfur.
Pears are hypoallergenic fruits that are high in fiber and rarely cause allergic reactions. Pear juice is great for newborns because it tastes mild and is healthy. Pears help with many health conditions, so regular consumption of pears is recommended for everyone who suffers from these conditions.
Pears are rich in pectin which effectively lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol levels.
Pears contain antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds that prevent high blood pressure and heart attack.
The antioxidant action of pears will strengthen your immune system. Eat a pear or drink pear juice, especially in the flu and cold season.
All pregnant women should increase their folic acid intake during pregnancy to prevent the development of congenital disorders in the baby. Pear is rich in folic acid, so experts recommend it during pregnancy.
High levels of vitamin C and copper will reduce the level of free radicals in the body and thus prevent cell damage.
Pear has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps relieve pain caused by inflammatory processes.
The best way to lower the fever is to drink a large glass of freshly squeezed pear juice.
Pectin is a diuretic and has a mild laxative effect, which will stimulate the intestines and allow proper digestion of food.
Soluble fiber is great for digestive tract health and can prevent colon cancer.
Pears maintain the pH level of the body. Its boron content helps the body to retain calcium, which in turn retards osteoporosis
Pear is a rich source of glucose and fructose, which raises energy levels fairly quickly.
Tips for consumption
Choose solid pears of a darker color. If your pears are too hard, let them stand for a few days until they soften a bit. Once you peel a pear, it can stand for a few days.
Store pears away from foods with an intense smell (onions, garlic, sauerkraut) because they can easily take on these smells, and do not keep it in the same basket with apples because they will ripen much faster, or perish within a few days.