Properties of Chinese Pear
The Chinese pear has long been familiar to fruit lovers. It is distinguished by a light yellow color, white flesh and excellent taste.
Chinese Pear Properties
Another name for the Chinese pear is Nashi. It was bred in China based on the Yamanashi variety. Pear combines the beneficial properties for the human body, as well as excellent taste, it does not have astringency.
Fruits are rounded, with dense pulp. The skin color is light yellow, however, there are varieties of varieties of Chinese pear light green, sometimes even bronze. There are many brown specks on the peel.
The flesh, as described, is grainy and crunchy, cream-colored. Due to the granularity of the pulp, the Chinese pear is often called Crystal.
Chinese pear today has about a hundred varieties of different size and taste characteristics, differing in maturity and yield. Only a small part of them grows in Russia, in most cases trees are hybrids.
The summer Chinese pear begins to bear fruit already in the first week of August, it is resistant to fungal and infectious diseases. Fruits appear after 3-4 years from the time of planting of seedlings, tolerates low temperatures well. The variety has small round yellow fruits, whose weight averages from 115 to 185 g.
This varietal pear variety belongs to the summer and begins to bear fruit after mid-July. Fruits from the tree can be harvested already 2 years after the planting of seedlings. Kosu trees are resistant to frosty weather. Fruits with bright bronze color grow to 130-160 g.
The varietal variety Hosu, similar to a variety with the same name as Kosu, belongs to the autumn variety, from it you can collect fruits in late August. The pear tree bears fruit after 2-3 years after planting and shows good adaptability to a cool climate. Her fruits are light brown with a bronze tint. The weight of the fruit reaches 300 g.
The popular Olympic managed to find a consumer, thanks to its early maturity and resistance to low temperatures. Its juicy fruits of golden color weigh about 150-160 g.
This pear variety has rounded fruits with a golden skin color, often dotted with small dark specks. Each fruit weighs approximately 180-200 g.
The first harvests A large Korean pear tree brings only in the last days of September, therefore it belongs to winter varieties, fruits from which are stored during the first third of the winter season.
Chinese pear suitable for diet
Among the many benefits Nashi noted dietary properties, due to the low calorie content.
For supporters of a healthy diet and those who want to lose weight, this fruit is a real find, since the calorie content of a Chinese pear per 100 g is no more than 42 kcal (the average weight of the pear is no more than 200 g).
In the composition of the fruit:
- 85%, or 7 g, carbohydrates,
- 15%, or 0.8 g, of proteins and fats.
There is no doubt that the Chinese pear is useful to us. Its benefits are due to its constituent components:
- minerals: potassium (121 mg), magnesium (8 mg), zinc (0.02 mg), phosphorus (11 mg), calcium (4 mg), selenium (0.1 mg), manganese (0.06 mg), copper (0.05 mg),
- B vitamins necessary for the activity of the nervous system, blood circulation and maintaining hormonal balance at the right level, including 5.1 mg of choline (vitamin B4), 0.3 mg of niacin equivalent (vitamin PP), 0.22 mg of PP (vitamin B3), 0.02 mg of pyridoxine (vitamin B6), 0.07 mg of antotenic acid (vitamin B5), 0.01 mg of riboflavin (vitamin B2), 0.01 mg of thiamine (vitamin B1), 4.5 mg of phylloquinone ( Vitamin K), 0.12 mg of alpha-tocopherol,
- 3.8 mg of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which increases the effectiveness of the immune system and acts as a natural antioxidant,
- 8 mg of folic acid (vitamin B9), which is an important means of improving mental activity and is beneficial in stabilizing the emotional state.
- fiber, which accelerates metabolic processes, saturates the body and eliminates the feeling of hunger.
The benefits of Chinese fruit
The vitamins and minerals in the Chinese pear are good for the human body. They:
- improve the digestive system and cleanse the intestines,
- normalize blood pressure
- support bone and muscle tissue growth,
- improve the condition of hair, nails and teeth,
- ensure the normal functioning of the heart and blood vessels, preventing the development of heart attacks and stroke attacks,
- renew cells, keeping them in balance,
- lower the risk of cancer
- help with pathologies of the renal system.
The benefit of the Chinese pear for women is to keep the female figure in good condition. Low-calorie fruit helps improve metabolism, cleanses the body and, as a result, reduces weight. For women, the cosmetological benefits of the Chinese pear, which cope with brittle nails, add beauty to hair and skin, are also important.
The Chinese pear is useful for pregnant women, due to the property of increasing the activity of the kidneys, which is important in the first trimester. The rich vitamin and mineral composition provides useful components for the expectant mother and gives health to the child.
Pear strengthens the body
For men, the benefits of Chinese pear varieties are due to the prevention and treatment of prostate diseases. Regular consumption of pears helps to cope with male erectile dysfunction and has a restorative effect on the male body.
The optimal balanced composition of the components included in the pear fruit is a storehouse of vitamins for the children's body, its proper growth and development. The useful elements included in it allow you to strengthen the body, protect it from viral diseases, increase mental activity.
With the help of decoctions of dried fruits from pears, children cure a strong cough, including one that is accompanied by attacks of suffocation. Nashi-based stewed juices and juices are a good remedy for diarrhea.
For the elderly
For seniors, this Chinese pear is becoming a source of healthy health benefits.
By old age, patients have an increase in blood sugar, resulting in a diagnosis of diabetes. In order to lower the sugar level to the required level and maintain it at the proper border, doctors recommend that the older generation include a pear in the diet. Freshly squeezed pear juice is recommended to drink starting from 50 g per day, gradually increasing the daily norm by the same amount, until the dosage reaches 200 g (1 tbsp.). Take pear juice should be strictly half an hour after a meal.
Heart and blood vessels
The benefits of daily consumption of pear fruit for the elderly are also the prevention of disorders in the functioning of the cardiovascular system. Fresh fruits and decoctions and infusions prepared from dried fruits strengthen the venous walls and capillaries, prevent the risk of varicose venous expansion.
A large amount of calcium makes this product indispensable for older people to reduce the risk of problems in the functioning of the musculoskeletal system.
Chinese pear in the daily diet of the elderly allows you to extend the youthfulness of the skin and improve overall well-being.
Cautions and limitations
There are no special contraindications for eating fruit. It is better to limit yourself to 2-3 pears per day.
In some cases, individual intolerance is observed and, with enough rare exceptions, pear fruits lead to allergic reactions, however, if used uncontrolled, a Chinese pear can harm the body.
It is not recommended to eat on an empty stomach or at night. In the first case, damage from Chinese pears will be caused by the gastric mucosa, since a fiber-rich fruit has irritating properties. Heartburn and flatulence are also possible. In the second case, the ban is due to diuretic properties.
The reasons for the digestibility of the digestive system can be its incorrect combination with meat and dairy products. Such use often leads to gastric and intestinal disorders. The only exception is dairy products, with which Chinese pear is combined.
The rate of consumption of Chinese pears during pregnancy is not more than 0.5 fruits per day. During feeding, Chinese pears are included in the diet with due care, while carefully monitoring the general health of the child so as not to encounter allergic processes.