Pears are sweet fruits believed to be relatives to the apple. They have thin skin that cannot be peeled with ease, and vary from bell shapes to apple shapes. Their colors may be either green, yellow, brownor red. Pears have grainy, crunchy flesh that is juicy and very sweet. Out of all pear varieties, the Chinese tops them all when it comes to medicinal value. However, other varieties also have valuable nutrients. The pear season usually begins in late June and ends in February. However, this may vary among the varieties. Pears can also be consumed in the form of pear juice, which is a refreshing beverage packed with nutrients and important minerals.
One of the top benefits of drinking the juice is that it contains vitamin C and copper, which prevent free radicals from creating cancer cells in the body. It is very safe for babies. It also contains hydroxycinnamic acid, which is an anti-oxidant that slows down the growth of the cancer cells. Boron is a mineral compound found in pears that assists in calcium preservation in the body for the growth and development of healthy bones and teeth. Glutathione is also another compound found in pears that helps in preventing stroke and high blood pressure. Drinking the juice keeps diseases like asthma and other inflammatory conditions of the respiratory tract at bay. Pear juice contains high fiber content that is good for digestion.
To make the juice, you will need pears that have been refrigerated for at least an hour prior for easy juicing. Clean them, and then peel off the skin. Dice them into small pieces so that they do not clog up your juicer. You can now enjoy your delicious glass of homemade pear juice.Use it to make your vegetable juices sweeter or make a syrup out of it to naturally sweeten your tea.