A high-alkaline food that balances an overly acidic system.
Fresh pear juice is beneficial in helping to reduce a fever. It also relieves sinus problems because it reduces the inflammation of mucous membranes.
Strengthens the immune system.
The boron in pears enhances the body\\\\\\\'s ability to absorb calcium.
Regular consumption of pears ensures regular bowel movements.
Contains properties that protect cells from oxygen-related damage caused by free radicals.
In season from late summer to early spring.
Select a firm fruit, with a noticeable pear smell and just a little give. Ripen in a paper bag. Leave out at room temperature but if needed can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week. Pears taste better at room temperature.
Native to Western Europe, relatives are apples and quinces.