Monday, September 23, 2013

KNOW THE FRUIT: PEAR!

Hey folks, what's up? 

I am not frequent in updating my blog because I was a little busy with my other works. Well, yesterday, my mom bought Pears from the market. It was so juicy and sweet. I have been noticing a lot of fresh stocks of Pears available in the market. 

In India, Pear  is grown under temperate and subtropical conditions because of its wider climatic and soil adaptability. It is primarily grown in hills  above sea-level mainly in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh. 

There are 3000+ different varieties of Pears in the world and around 24 varieties are grown in India. Pear season in India is late summer to early winter.


In India, I have seen only Green Anjou, mostly. Other types are Red Anjou, Comice, Forelle, Seckel, etc.. 

Pears are the most important fruit other than Apples in India. They are the healthiest fruits too. 

A pear tree can grow upto 20 m. high. Therefore most pears are grafted on a quince stem so they stay smaller.

To check for ripeness press gently near the stem end. If it yields slightly, it's ripe. Pears are one of the unique kinds of fruits that ripen best off of the tree. 

According to the studies, Pears are rich in fiber, which lowers bad cholesterol. This fruit has soluble fibre, it can boost the immune system and promote digestion and are a good source of vitamin C. Fresh pears are also rich in potassium, which is necessary for maintaining heartbeat, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, as well as carbohydrate and protein metabolism.

During summers shortness of breath is quite common due to heat in both children and adults. So it is recommended to take pears during those hot days. Pears help to prevent gallbladder problems, colitis, arthritis and gout if taken regularly.

Try out these innovative recipes with Pears. :)

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4 comments:

  1. Nice Information....and I love Pears too and guess what Winter is coming and its Pear Season so I will too have some.. :)

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    1. Hey Harsha,

      Yeah and I guess, the market is full of Pears already! Go grab it!

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