Ten fun facts about Pears
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While some pears look like apples, they are distinguished by the flesh, which contains stone cells or grit.
There are 3,000 known varieties of pears that are grown worldwide.
Pears can be eaten canned, as jellies or jams, dried and even fermented juice can be used as cider.
They have been shown to ripen faster if they are placed next to bananas in a fruit bowl.Fact 5
Before tobacco was produced, pear leaves were smoked in Europe.Fact 6
For many woodwind instruments, wood carving, or smoking meat, pear wood is often preferred.Fact 7
The fiber in pears is insoluble, so the fruit is considered a good laxative.Fact 8
Since pears contain phytonutrients, they have been shown to help prevent stroke, heart disease and forms of cancer.Fact 9
The Chinese considered the pear to be a symbol of immortality while destroying a pear tree symbolized death.Fact 10
Health benefits of pears range from increased energy levels to cancer and osteoporosis prevention. Click here for more food facts ❯
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