How to prepare pears

The sweet harvest of pears directly encourages its use, especially in sweet dishes. Pear muffins, strudel with pear filling or even pear cake are among the traditional methods of preparation. Pears have a less pronounced taste than apples, but the same combination of spices - vanilla, cinnamon, cloves or perhaps raisins soaked in rum - goes well with them.

However, lesser-known sweet pear recipes are also worth trying - they are popularly combined with alcohol abroad and you don't even have to worry about flambéing them.

If you are one of the lovers of sweet-salty combinations, you can also use pears when preparing meat. Lightly roasted pears in butter are excellent as a base for roast meats - from goose to pork belly. Thanks to their high sugar content, they release a pleasant caramel aroma during baking.

Pears are also suitable for canning - you can use them to make tasty jams, compote, and sweet pear syrup is also worth a try.

Want to get the best of sweet pears for your health? Eat them cold! A fresh, crunchy pear is excellent for various fruit and vegetable salads, and if you don't have time to process the harvest and the pears are getting soft before your eyes, make a delicious smoothie full of vitamins from them.

Why is it good to eat pears?

Pears are among the fruits with a relatively low content of vitamin C - so their consumption will not protect you much from winter colds. On the contrary, they are rich in group B vitamins, which are mainly contained in the part immediately below the skin. Therefore, it is not good to peel pears before consumption. What are the other benefits of eating pears:

  • thanks to the high proportion of fiber, they have a positive effect on digestion
  • they have a low protein and fat content - they are easily digestible
  • they have a high proportion of fructose - they are therefore also suitable for diabetics
  • contain vitamins B, C, E
  • they help reduce blood cholesterol levels thanks to their high fiber content
  • they contain iron, magnesium and potassium and trace elements zinc, manganese, copper
  • has an anti-inflammatory effect
  • they support proper kidney function
  • they are suitable for detoxification diets - they neutralize acid residues from excessive consumption of meat and sausages