Sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties; Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties.
Interesting facts about Pear
Other names: Green Pear Red Pear Brown/Bosc Pear Yellow-Green Pear Pear
- Are you aware that pears are a relative of the apple? (Pears can be substituted for apples in most recipes.)
- Are you aware that pears are an ancient fruit that has been cultivated for more than four thousand years?
- Are you aware that pears grow on trees?
- Are you aware that pears are picked before they are ripe?
- Are you aware that you can ripen pears by placing them in a paper bag at room temperature?
- Are you aware that most pears have a bell shape?
- Are you aware that pears are yellow-green, green, brown and red?
- Are you aware that pears have a white to pale yellow flesh?
- Are you aware that pears used to have a very gritty texture caused by cells in the flesh called stone cells? (In today’s pears most of the grittiness no longer exists.)
- Are you aware that ripe pears have a fragrant smell?
- Are you aware that pears are sweet?
- Are you aware that there’s no need to peel a pear? (Their tender skin is edible and a great source of fiber!)
- Are you aware that there are over four thousand varieties of pears?
- Are you aware that the common pears seen in the supermarket are Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc, Comice, Forelle and Seckel?
- Are you aware that seckel pears are tiny and are also called “sugar pears”?
- Are you aware that pears are a snack filled with energy?
- Are you aware that pears are an excellent source of potassium? (Potassium is needed to maintain heartbeat, muscle contraction, nerve transmission and metabolism.)
- Are you aware that pears are also a source of vitamin C? (Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron.)
Nutritional information on Pear
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NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs