Ten fun facts about Pears


Fact 1
While some pears look like apples, they are distinguished by the flesh, which contains stone cells or grit.

Fact 2
There are 3,000 known varieties of pears that are grown worldwide.

Fact 3
Pears can be eaten canned, as jellies or jams, dried and even fermented juice can be used as cider.


Fact 4
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.


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A tree or shrub species, also the pomaceous fruit of the trees.

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