The pear is a Mediterranean fruit, whose origin is in the countries of Southeast Europe and Western Asia. You can get pear coloring pictures to print here. Let us color them.
It is currently produced in various regions around the world. It is a very refreshing food that is consumed naturally and appreciated in the kitchen to accompany numerous dishes.
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Usually eaten as a dessert, it is increasingly used in the kitchen to add a special touch to dishes.
The pear has various medicinal properties thanks to its water and fiber content and its richness in vitamins and minerals.
It is suitable for purifying the body and cleaning the intestine. It is also diuretic and provides the body with minerals.
The pear is a ubiquitous fruit nowadays all over the world, which is consumed both fresh and cooked, and which is available all year round.
There are numerous varieties grown, varying in shape, size, and color. In addition to the European pear, there is a nearby species, the Asian pear or nashi, which is not very well known in Europe but is widely grown on the Asian continent.
The pear is used to make various foods such as fruit salads, jams, liqueurs, and juices. The pear is a fruit widely distributed in the world, both in the northern and southern hemispheres.
It is mainly grown in Asia, where production exceeds 60% worldwide. In Spain, consumption per person per year was 7.9kg in 1988.
Until the 16th century, pears were only used for cooking, either stewed or roasted. The first pears for fresh consumption were obtained in France and Italy towards the end of this century.
The fruit is botanically called pomo. It consists of different parts of the flower, in addition to the ovary and the seeds, which are arranged in the central part of the fruit.
The fruit can be formed even if there has been no fertilization of the flower. This phenomenon is of great importance in some varieties, such as Conferencia, Doctor Jules Guyo, General Leclerc, Passacrassana.
One of the pears’ characteristics is the typically sandy texture of some varieties, caused by the presence of woody cells between the flesh of the pear.
These cells have been removed in the more modern varieties to improve their texture, although, in others, they are still present.
The color also varies widely, from greyish green to a dark yellow. The flesh of pears ripe for fresh consumption is soft, juicy, and sweet, while cooking pears are hard and usually granulated.
In Europe, many pears are consumed fresh, some canned, and others are used to make a type of cider. Pears are usually eaten as a dessert, either whole (peeled or not) or cut into fruit salads.
They can also be used to make jams, syrups, juices, and liquors or make cakes, ice cream, etc.