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Pirus communis

French: poire

 

General Information 
Origin: Middle East and north central Asia
Etymology: From the Latin pirum Rosaceae family.

The pear is the fruit of the pear tree, a pyramid-shaped tree which can reach 45’ in height and 9’ in circumference. It lives 200-300 years.

Medicinal properties  
Aside from its high fiber content (which is reduced when the pear is peeled), pears are not particularly known for their medicinal properties. However a pear compote can be as effect as prunes for stimulating sluggish intestinal activity.
     
 

 

 

 

 

 

Some varieties

Anjou
Bartlett
Bosc
Comice
Conférence
Forelle
Passe-crassane
Seckel

 
Recipes

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In collaboration with Philippe Mollé, The California Pear Advisory Board, and L'Association des Mordus de la poire

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