Pear is the fruit of the pear tree popularly known as (Pyrum Communis).
The pear tree is similar to the apple of the botanical family, Roseceas.
Pear is known for its much sugar content and the abundance of this sugar is what is referred to as fructose or levulose, which makes this fruit well tolerated by diabetics.
Nutritionally, the pear is rich in potassium, magnesium iron, and vegetable fiber.
It has a small amount of Vitamin C, E, B, and trace elements such as copper, manganese, and zinc.
Reports say all types of pears can be divided into two simple categories: European and Asian, but the former is what is typically known as a smooth-skinned fruit with gentle bumps and curves in that typical bottom-heavy shape.
The Asian pear is said to be yellowish-tan and shaped more like apples, with a completely different texture and taste.
Of course, the Asian pear does not change in colour after being harvested, whereas some of the European ones always change colour.
This womb shaped fruit is also known as Pyrus calleryana.
Others call it the Callery pear but it is pertinent to note that this species of pear tree is said to be native to China and Vietnam, in the family Rosaceae.
It is most commonly known for its cultivar ‘Bradford’, widely planted throughout the United States and increasingly regarded as an invasive species.
Health Benefit of Pear
- Pear is used for the treatment and prevention of gout and arithritis
- Eating pear will definitely help to promote the removal and neutralization of excess Uric acid from the body and other nitrogenated substances that cause gout and arthritis.
- Consuming pear will help to address renal failure and stimulate renal function.
- Pear is low in protein and lacks sodium and it is equally rich in potassium.
- Eating pear will help to address all forms of cardiac problems.
- Eating pear will help control obesity. This is because it is rich in fiber and has mild diuretic and depurative effect which makes it an ideal fruit in weight-reduction.
- Pear is a good anti-hypertension, healing fruit.
- Consumption of pear will help to address the mild astringent action and work against flatulence (gas in the intestinal tract) and intestinal putrefaction that occur in cases of colitis (inflammation of large intestine) and intestinal dyspepia (indigestion).