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Advice on Pears

The health benefits of pear is immense. Drink plenty of fresh pear juice during the summer heat to cool down and to prevent sore throat.

Scientific Name : 

Pyrus pyrifolia

Description:

The pear is often related to an apple since it has more or less the same size and both have several seeds in its core. However, pears have skins as thin as a paper and usually comes in the colors yellow, green, brown, red or a combination. The pear's flesh is light in color and has a sweet, juicy and mild taste.

FYI:

To hasten the ripening process of a pear, put it in a paper bag and leave it at room temperature.

Do not place pears together with strong-smelling foods because they tend to absorb the odors.

Nutritional Information and Facts

  • Pears are rich in water-soluble fiber.

They contain:

  • Vitamins A
  • Vitamins B1 and B2
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Folic acid
  • Niacin

They are also rich in:

  • Copper
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium

Pears have lesser amounts of calcium, chlorine, iron, magnesium, sulfur and sodium.

If pears turn brown when cut, it means the iron content is high. Otherwise, the iron content is low or none at all.

 

Health Benefits:

Pears are hypo-allergenic and are safe to be introduced to infants because they are mild yet healthy.

The benefits given by pears are:

  • Prevents High Blood Pressure.
  • Cancer Prevention.
  • Helps in lowering Cholesterol.
  • Colon Health.
  • Constipation.
  • Natural source of energy.
  • Fever relief.
  • Immune booster.
  • Healthy Pregnancy.

Word of Advice:

Drink pear juice if you are short of breath due to phlegm. Pear juice helps clear phlegm.

For throat problems, drink pear juice every morning to help cool your body down and nourishes the throat.

Boil two chinese pears, add some honey and drink warm to heal the vocal cords.

Nutritional Values
Preparation Serving Size Carbs Fiber (g) Fat (g) Energy(kj)
Raw Pear (unpeeled) 185g 24 4.5 0 405
Dried Pear 87g 60.5 6.5 0.5 955
Canned Pear (in water) 250g 16 3.5 0 270
Canned Pear (in syrup) 250g 37 5 0 620
Canned Pear (in pear juice, drained) 1 cup (250g) 25.5 4.5 0 445
Pear Juice (canned) 200ml 27.5 0 0 470
 
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