The properties of pears
Who would have thought that that pears could be a cure-all for sports activities? It is not so obvious, but given the levels of fructose and potassium, it is easy to imagine the energising, hydrating and stimulating effects of this “false” fruit. Well, the pear (which grows from several parts of the flower) is technically an apple, but the fruit boasts health benefits and a sweet and satisfying taste. There are various types of pear: find out about them and their particular characteristics.
The qualities of pears: the fruit of love for plants
Although pear trees produce edible fruit themselves, the most common varieties of pears are selected by expert botanists and agriculturalists. The most well-known is the Williams pear, a type of pear which has been grown in England since the end of the eighteenth century. It has a rounded shape and juicy flesh. There is also a red variety called the Max Red Bartlett. The Decane pear arrived from France at the beginning of the nineteenth century: the yellow-green skin with reddish stripes surrounds its sweet and solid flesh. The Kaiser pear is also from France (otherwise known as the Bosc pear). Its tobacco-coloured skin “anticipates” its aromatic and sweet yet sharp flesh. There is also the Passe Crassane pear mentioned by the author Marcel Proust for its scent of roses. In Italy, we can celebrate ancient varieties of pear like the summer Spadona pear native to the Salerno area with its green skin and extremely fine white flesh.
The properties of pears, allies of the heart and muscles
Although the various types of pears are incomparable in terms of flavour, aroma and consistency, they have similar nutritional values which make them essential for psychological and physical well-being. Pears are in fact a juicy source of potassium which helps the heart, kidneys, nervous system and lymphatic system to function well. All types of pear help to lower blood pressure, maintain hydration and limit the absorption of bad cholesterol and prevent muscle cramps. Thanks to their high percentage of water, pears promote the regularity of the intestinal tract.
A healthy treat: fruit sorbets
If the end of summer makes you crave sugar, then the pear with just 40 kcal per 100 grams is a food that will keep you looking good and in physical shape thanks to its antioxidants which protect your skin and hair. You can experience its satiating power by tasting the fresh fruit sorbets made every day by RivaReno by mixing just water, cane sugar, carob flour and seaweed. To ensure the flavour of the pear sorbet produced from October to February, RivaReno uses at least 55% Williams, Bartlett or Decane pears so as to tickle your tastebuds with an exclusive recipe of indescribable flavours and aromas.