The pear is a fruit with soft, sweet flavour, firm texture and a crisper and fibrous centre, with small seeds inedible. Is bell-shaped and usually weighing about 150-200g per piece. It is a very nutritious food: it provides only 100 calories. It is cholesterol and fat empty and full of nutrients, antioxidants and fibre.
It is a highly nutritious fruit, rich in vitamins and minerals. Note that one piece brings almost 15% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin c (very important for its antioxidant) and copper (which plays a fundamental role for the immune system and the metabolism of cholesterol).
Of course, these are not the only compounds containing beneficial, also provides vitamin k, potassium, antioxidants, folic acid and provitamin a in lesser amount. All these nutrients give anti-inflammatory effects, are cardiovascular system protectors and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
Because many of the beneficial substances accumulate in the skin, it is recommended to eat them unpeeled. For example, that’s where it is mainly the fibre, soluble and insoluble, and it is essential for our digestive health, as it improves transit and acts as a prebiotic intestinal microbiota. Furthermore, many of the plant compounds accumulate there, as anthocyanins, which have anticarcinogenic effect.