Vitamin content and health benefits

There is no exact date of when the pear was tested for the first time. It is a very old fruit, dating from 3, 000 years ago. There are mentions of the pear in the writings of ancient China; Some scholars believe it was there where he began to cultivate.

The goddesses of ancient Rome were often represented with the fruit in the hand, and the beneficial properties of the pear have already been mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey. In the 21st century there are about 1, 500 varieties, which differ in flavor, maturation process, size and color. The fruits are composed of 97 % juicy pulp and 3 % of shell and seeds.

Chemical composition of the pear

The more aromatic the smell of a raw pear, the more mature it is and healthier. The bright flavor of the fruit is due to the presence of sugar and food fibers.

The low fructose content allows diabetic and obese people to enjoy this juicy fruit. Pear regulates normal blood sugar levels of humans. One hundred grams of the product contain

  • Water – 84 g.
  • Proteins – 0. 4 g
  • Fats – 0. 1 g
  • Carbohydrates – 11. 4 g.

Thanks to the presence of fiber (2. 3 g), the fruit maintains the tone and youth of the skin and has a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract and health in general.

The pectin, a vegetable “glue” that is a pure polysaccharide, is contained in 0. 6 g. Pectin balances metabolic processes, intestinal peristalsism and blood circulation. It is able to clean the body of all kinds of poisonous substances: pesticides, etc.

Caloric content of a pear per 100 grams

One hundred grams of fruit contribute only 45-47 calories, so the product is often included in diets.

Vitamin content

The healing effects of the pear are due to its high vitamin content:

  • A – Favor good skin and hair health. The lack of vitamin contributes to dandruff formation.
  • B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, B12 – are necessary for the normal state of the nervous system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract. B vitamins normalize mood, participate in energy metabolism and muscle function. Valuable to improve immunity.
  • C – It affects teeth, bones, skin, immune system, nervous system. It favors rapid healing wounds and scratches.
  • E – Vitamin of the reproductive system.
  • K – It affects the correct blood coagulation, improves the functioning of the kidneys, the liver and gallbladder.
  • RR: Important to female reproductive health and the nervous system. Protects against cardiovascular diseases and gastrointestinal disorders. Normalize cholesterol levels.
  • H – It favors the optimal absorption of other vitamins in the body, intervenes in the synthesis of glucose, normalizes immunity and gastrointestinal function.


  • 2. 3 mg iron – good for skin and mood. It favors thyroid function, balances immunity, participates in the activity of nerve impulses in the brain.
  • 1 microgram of iodine has a beneficial effect on the thyroid gland. The average daily dose of a person is 200 micrograms of iodine.
  • Copper – 120 micrograms. Important for brain function, bone, liver and renal health.

In addition to those listed, there are the following useful substances:

  • Cobalt – 10 micrograms.
  • Manganese – 65 micrograms.
  • Molybdenum – 5 micrograms.
  • Fluoride – 10 micrograms.
  • Zinc – 190 micrograms


The fruit properties of the plant play an important role in both official and popular medicine. The maintenance of the immune system, the elimination of harmful substances of the body, the improvement of the cardiovascular system – all these pear tasks.


Eastern healers recommended fruit, pointing to their cheerful and refreshing effects: it prevents depression, improves digestion and heart rate. Mature fruit eliminates inflammation and improves the state of blood and capillary vessels.

Popular treatment methods include pear in the treatment of colds, acute respiratory infections and fevers. Both raw and dry fruits are used. Plant leaves are used to eliminate fungi and dermatitis.

For diseases

The vitamin complex makes pear indispensable for cholecystitis, gastritis, liver pathologies and urinary system. Fruit improves the status of patients with depression and sleep disorders.

The pulp juice is used as diuretic and choleretic, and the hot compote as antipyretic for high body temperature. Pear is very valuable for gastrointestinal tract pathologies: normalizes digestion and intestinal contraction.

The fruit boiled hot treats patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Jam is also useful for other types of cough. Wet the pulp in a warm shape is used to relieve headaches.


During pregnancy, fruit is essential as an important source of folic acid. The fruit fiber eliminates constipation, one of the most obvious problems during pregnancy. Fruit pul p-based masks improve the skin of the skin. The fruit is suitable for fat, dry and mixed skin.

Substances that contain normalize the reproductive system reduce the possibilities of infertility and male problems – prostatitis. The effectiveness of the male sexual system increases due to the manganese and zinc content in the pear. Due to the lack of zinc and magnesium in the body there is a possibility of infertility – pear decreases this possibility many times.

To lose weight

Sweet fruit is used during diets and also for detoxification purposes. For this, 2 days a week are assigned in which 3-4 kg of fresh pears are eaten-1. 5-2 kg per day and nothing else is eaten.

At the bottom of the pear pulp there are hard seeds, which are not digested in the body, but clean the intestines of harmful substances and food residues. It is recommended to eat the pear with peel and seeds.

The taste of the fruit removes hunger during the diet. When eating a pear, satiety is quickly reached due to the fibrous structure of the fruit.

Pear in sports nutrition

For athletes and physically active persons, the fruit has several beneficial properties. Zinc, responsible for testosterone production, favors training and exercise.

Muscle mass increases thanks to the synthesis of growth hormones, a process in which zinc also intervenes, in which the pear is rich. Fiber provides energy and power to the organism. The fruit is low in fat, the main substance responsible for excessive accumulation of adipose tissue.

Damages and contraindications

Despite all the aforementioned winning properties, a series of precautions must also be taken into account so as not to harm health with the consumption of the pear. Other precautions:

  • The peel of hard varieties can cause damage to the mucous membranes of the esophagus, the stomach or the intestines. That is why it is good to eat the peel only if the fruit is soft.
  • Ulcers, colitis and gastritis should not be eaten with sweet fruit. It is not advisable to eat the fruit in its fresh form for the elderly – you can bake or boil.
  • Dry pear is dangerous for diabetics due to its high sugar content.
  • People prone to stomach acidity should not water a pear with water. Immature fruit can cause constipation or indigestion.
  • Do not smoke the fruit: smoking releases carcinogens harmful to health.

General food standards and rules

It is useful to eat raw pears, if the fruit is soft. When baking, some of the useful substances are lost. You should not eat sweet fruit with meat or other heavy foods.

It is not recommended to eat the fruit with an empty stomach – it is advisable to eat the pear 40-60 minutes after the main food to avoid the formation of excessive gas. The fruit should not be eaten with milk or raw water, since it can cause gastrointestinal problems. Soft fruits must eat raw and hard roasted.

When buying them in a store, you have to look at the upper layer, which should not be sticky. A sticky upper layer indicates that the fruit has been treated with diphenol, which is dangerous for the body.

How to properly keep the pears?

The pears in large quantities must be stored on a balcony at a temperature of aroun d-1 grade. The storage in the refrigerator must be between +1 and +5 degrees. The storage time of the fruit is short, even in the appropriate conditions.

In large quantities, in a basement or on a balcony at the right temperature, it can be stored for 2-3 months. The duration of conservation depends on the variety, the degree of maturity of the fruit, humidity and ambient temperature. A refrigerator will maintain the useful properties of the fruit for 20-30 days. It is not recommended to store it together with vegetables.

Apple relatives are a favorite fruit for many dishes and salads. The antidepressant fruit of the pear is a true gift of nature, which contains a treasure of vitamins and minerals. In addition to the kitchen, medicine, diets and sports nutrition, fruit is used in cosmetology for lotions and masks.

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