The pears are juicy and flavored and they are also known as the “Gift of Gods”. They are one of the first cultivated fruits. Nothing compares to the taste of a ripening pear that contains important quantities of vitamins, which are beneficial for your body and especially the immune system.
The Pyrus comunis is a tree that is a part from the Rosaceae family. It lives around 65 years and in exceptional cases it can reach up to 400 years. It comes from the oriental Europe and the Small Asia. The Roman people are those that diversified the pears and cultivated each different type; therefore nowadays one knows around 40 types of pears from that period.
There is a whole different range of pear types that are adapted to different climate either for the temperate area or for the tropical areas. The types of pears estimated at around 1000 differ as dimension, color and taste. They can reach dimensions of 18 cm high and 8 cm diameter.
Pears contain water 80 %, fibers, iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, complex B vitamin, folic acid, enzymes, antioxidants and minerals, sodium, chlorine, calcium, magnesium and copper. They have a reduced glycemic index and this is a reason for which they are digested and absorbed slower in comparison to the food that has a bigger glycemic index.
From pears one can produce jam, food, desserts and many other goodies. To benefit from their whole range of vitamins one should consume them with the peel on. The pear as a fruit as well as the pear juice is true natural medicines for your body.
For a higher functioning immune system one should consume pears on a regular basis due to the antioxidants that can be found in these fruits. They are not able to create allergic reactions, as they are known as hypo allergenic. This is why it is recommended that even very small children consume these fruits. Moreover they can be used in treating arthritis, chronic problems and gout.
Studies have also discovered that 3 portion per day of fruits will reduce the possibilities of having sight problems that appear with age. In cases of infections or repeated colds one should drink for a couple of weeks some pear nectar or pear juice, one liter per day. In the oriental philosophy the pears react beneficial for your lungs.