Its common name is pear and belongs to the Rosaceae family.
Its origin is in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. This is the origin of species and Pyrus caucasica Pyrus nivalis. It is cultivated in Europe, North Africa and Asia.
The main producers are China Pear, Italy, USA, Spain and Argentina. Need something temperate and humid. Also effective for slimming diets.
Properties / Health Pear
Pears are recommended in slimming diets for their components: fiber, has almost no calories, vitamins, lots of water, folic acid, tannins and caffeic acid.
Pears contain: -Vitamins: B. C - Minerals: Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium and Copper. - Other: Folic acid, oleic acid, A. Palmitic, A. Glutamic, A. Caffeic, A. Linoleic, A. Aspartic, A. Ascorbic Beta Carotene, Amino Acids: Glycine, Arginine, Isoleucine, Leucine and Threonine.
Properties has benefits for:
- Growth bone, tissue and nervous system in children. - Problems of fluid retention (diuretic). - Problems of intestinal transit, constipation (laxative great power) - Hypertension. - Computations stones. - Prostatitis and cystitis. - Renal failure. - Bladder cancer. - Uric Acid: it expels. - The nervous system. - Colitis - Collagen, view and defenses.
It is contraindicated for diabetics, despite having some sugar.
Varieties / Season of the Pear
There are over 1,500 species of pears. Each has its period of maturation and its peculiarities.
The shape ranges from round to teardrop small or large or medium .. Its color can be yellow, green, red, brown.
The best known are: - Good Christian William's. - Doctor Jules Guyot-Limonera. - Good Louise of Avranches. - Bartlett. - Beurre d'Anjou. - Bosc. - Comice. - Blanca de Aranjuez-Blanquilla. - Conference. Rome. - Pear San Juan. - Enculina. - Magallona. - Pear Puigcerdá.
When you buy you have to look with no bumps and should be neither too green nor too ripe.
Once home als should be removed from plastic bags and place in a bowl in a cool, dry and protected from light or else in the fridge, but the place is so cold. The pear will hold 3 or 4 days at most, in good condition.
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