The pear is juicy and sweet fruit with grainy texture. There are thousands of types of this fruit and each is distinguished by colour, shape, taste and size. You can eat them fresh, processed, cooked and as especially tasty juice. Latin name for pear is “Pyrus communis” and with apple and quince belongs to roses family.
Pear is a rich source of Vitamins C and K, copper and fiber. Vitamin C is known fighter against free radicals and copper eliminates super-oxidizing and fiber has preventive effect against colon cancer. Most of the fiber is contained in the peel of pear so it is best not to peel it.
One pear of 170 grams contains: 3.98 grams fiber, 6.64 mg of Vitamin C, 0.19 mg copper, 7.47 mg Vitamin K and only 97.94 calories.
Pears are an ideal choice for people who have adopted modern lifestyle, and thus exposed to stress, dynamic and fast life, fatigue and loss of energy reserves.
Quality brandy can be made from pears but also they are used for making compotes and jam. However, it is best to eat pears fresh.
Pears are a natural and quick source of energy. They contain significant amounts of monosaccharides: fructose and glucose, laevulose and – sweetest natural sugar.
Pear contains Vitamin B, assisting the body to deal with stress. They nourish the nervous system and participate in the process of getting energy from carbohydrates.
100 g pear contains 0.3 g protein, 0.4 g fat, 9.5 g carbohydrates, 2,8 g fiber and 5 mg of Vitamin C. Also pears contain large amounts of calcium and iron, so they are recommended as obligatory fruit for women over 40 as prevention of osteoporosis.
Hypo allergic fruit
While this is not substantiated by scientific evidences, pears are considered as Hypo allergic fruit, which causes much less allergies compared to other types of fruit. It is actually the reason why the pear is firs fruit included in the diet of infants.
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