In the United Kingdom, when things go “pear-shaped”, it often describes a situation that has gone awry. It has been speculated that this term originated from Royal Air Force fighter pilots in preparation for the Second World War. However, the exact shape of pears is as diverse as its 3,000 known varieties.
In fact, the humble pear goes way back in history as one of the oldest cultivated fruits! Cook, dry, juice, or can them, these versatile fruits do pack a punch. Here are some other interesting facts about pears that you might not know (with some free recipes at the end)!
Many ancient European civilisations have enjoyed their fair share of the pear. However, the most popular theory posits that the fruit’s genus can trace itself back to present-day Western China. Interestingly, Chinese people believe that sharing a pear may disturb relationship between friends or lovers. The phrase “to share a pear (分梨)” is phonetically similar to the phrase “to separate (分离)”.
Easy On The Body
Do you have plenty of food allergies or sensitivities? The pear might be the right fruit for you. Pears, along with apples and grapes, are amongst the least allergenic fruits. What’s more, they are extremely gentle on the digestive system due to their low acidic levels. Ancient Greeks even used the fruits as a natural remedy against nausea.
Good Things Come in Pears
It is a well known fact that fruits are good for you. In this case, the pear packs a decent amount of vitamins B2, B3, B6, K, and C, while also carrying the following minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper. For the health conscious reader, you can already see sone antioxidant nutrients present in this fruit.
Since the fruit’s genus belongs to the rose family, you can treat your next healthy bite as a gesture of love to your body. If you want to spice it up, we have added a few juicing recipes containing pears.
Here are some juicing recipes for you to try out:
- Cherry Tomatoes 350g
- Pear 30g
- Blue Berry 25g
- Raspberry 25g
- Prepare frozen blueberries and raspberries
- Wash cherry tomatoes thoroughly
- Wash pears thoroughly and slice into appropriate sizes, with peel intact
- Put lever on “close”. Alternate the order of ingredient insertion (in order of ingredients stated above)
- Pear 170g
- Blue Berry 10g
- Celery 30g
- Grape 200g
- Remove grapes from stem. Wash thoroughly.
- Remove stem and seed of pear and slice.
- Cut celery into 5com pieces.
- Place lever on “close”. Extract half of the pear, then insert blueberry, celery, and grapes.
- Insert the rest of the pear, place lever on “half-open”, and allow pulp to be expelled (insert ingredients in order of ingredients as stated above)
- Pear 300g
- Banana 20g
- Lemon 70g
- Peel lemon and banana. Remove seeds and core of pear. Cut into appropriate sizes.
- Place lever on “close”. Extract half of the pear, then extract the banana and lemon.
- Insert the rest of the pear, place lever on “half-open” and allow pulp to be expelled (insert ingredients in order of ingredients as stated above)
- Pear 300g
- Wheatgrass 20g
- Wash the pear thoroughly, then remove the seeds and core. Cut into appropriate sized.
- Wash wheatgrass thoroughly, and cut into appropriate sizes.
- Place lever on “close”. Extract half of the pear, then extract wheatgrass.
- Insert the rest of the pear, place lever on “half-open”, and allow pulp to be expelled (insert ingredients as stated above in the ingredients order)
Need some ideas for juice recipes? Check out our Hurom recipes here: https://huromsingapore.com/pages/juice-recipes-health