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General information

The pear plant, belonging to the family of Rosaceae, grows abundantly in the forests of Europe and has been cultivated since the Stone Ages in many varieties. Pear trees are predominantly found in a temperate climate and can be damaged by excessive winter cold as well as hot conditions. The tree has very deep roots, growing to as much as twenty metres high, with egg-shaped leaves and flowers gathered into groups that develop from fruit-bearing buds located at the end of the branches. Pears grow in many different shapes, sizes, colours and tastes depending on variety, of which there are more than 5000 around the world. The ancestor of the modern pear comes from the southern regions of Europe and from those of western Asia.

Health Benefits

Pears possess few calories and are rich in insoluble fibre. They contain a small amount of potassium. They have a relatively high satiety index and are recommended as a snack or at the end of a light meal. The pear is appreciated for its vitamin A and C content as well as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium content. In pharmacology it is said that the pear helps maintain a healthy thyroid thanks to its iodine content.


  • Williams (South Africa, Argentina)
  • Abate Fetel, Conference,Decana del Comizio, Kaiser, Max Red Barlett, William (Italy)



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