What Are The Health Benefits Of Asian Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)?

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Science and Nature

This post will provide information on "What are the health benefits Asian pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)?" as well as provide answers to questions like: Why is it called an Asian pear? What are Asian pears really called? What is an Asian pear a cross between? Are Asian pears in the apple family? When should you eat Asian pears? Why are Asian pears so expensive? What is healthier a pear or apple? Which pear is the healthiest? Do Asian pears give you gas? Can eating too many pears be bad for you? What happens if you eat pear everyday? Are Asian pears good for constipation?

History of Asian Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)

Pyrus pyrifolia is a species of pear tree native to East Asia. The tree's edible fruit is known by many names, including: Asian pear, Japanese pear, Chinese pear, Korean pear, Taiwanese pear, apple pear, zodiac pear, three-halves pear, papple, naspati and sand pear. Along with cultivars of P. × bretschneideri and P. ussuriensis, the fruit is also called the nashi pear. Cultivars derived from Pyrus pyrifolia are grown throughout East Asia, and in other countries such as India, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States (e.g., California). Traditionally in East Asia the tree's flowers are a popular symbol of early spring, and it is a common sight in gardens and the countryside. The fruits are not generally baked in pies or made into jams because they have a high water content and a crisp, grainy texture, very different from the European varieties. They are commonly served raw and peeled. The fruit tends to be quite large and fragrant, and when carefully wrapped (it has a tendency to bruise because of its juiciness), it can last for several weeks or more in a cold, dry place.

Health Benefits of Asian Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)

  • Pears are especially rich in folate, vitamin C, copper, and potassium. They’re also a good source of polyphenol antioxidants
  • Pears offer dietary fiber, including prebiotics, which promotes bowel regularity, constipation relief, and overall digestive health
  • The red pears may protect heart health, while those in green pears may promote eye health
  • Pears are a rich source of flavonoids, which are antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and protect against certain diseases
  • Pears contain many potent plant compounds that may have cancer-fighting properties
  • Pears may help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes due to their fiber and anthocyanin contents
  • Eating pears regularly may also reduce stroke risk
  • Eating pears regularly may help you feel full because of their high amounts of water and fiber which may help you lose weight
  • Side Effects Of Asian Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)

    Asian pears are safe for most people when eaten in normal food amounts. But, there isn't enough information to know if Asian pears are safe when used as medicine or what the possible side effects might be.

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