Pears are fruits savored for their delicious flavor since ancient times. Pears are an excellent source of dietary fiber and antioxidants.Jump to Recipe
When are Pears in Season?
Pears are typically in season in late summer. If you can, visit a local farmer’s market and try the pear recipe below.
What are Pears?
Pears are delicious and sweet fruits with juicy flesh. The term “pear” actually describes several trees and bushes in the genus Pyrus, of the larger family Rosaceae. There is a wide variety of pear trees but only a few of them bear edible fruits that can be consumed by humans; many pear varieties are only used as decorative trees and shrubs.
Pears are thought to have originated in China and are native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. They have been a part of many diets for thousands of years, and have been found in Celtic literature, Roman history, and Chinese lore. They can grow easily in places with temperate, cool climates that make them very versatile and easy to cultivate.
Health Benefits of Pears
Let us look at the most important health benefits of pears.
- May Promote Gut Health
- Potentially Rich Source of Fiber
- May Aid in Weight Loss
- May Increase Antioxidant Activity
- May Boost Immunity
- May Improve Heart Health
- May Reduce Inflammation
Here is a delicious recipe that you can try at home.
Pears with Gorgonzola and Walnuts
- 1-2 pears cored and sliced
- ¼ c gorgonzola crumbles
- 12 walnut halves
- 1 tbsp honey
- Lay the pear slices on a plate, and top with the gorgonzola crumbles.
- Top each slice with 1 walnut. and drizzle with honey.
- Serve and enjoy.