Simple yet delicious, our pear milkshake is the perfect dessert for everyone to enjoy!
History of pears
Pear has begun its existence several thousands of years ago in Central Asia. Its culture probably dates back to 4000 BC in China and Southern Europe. The fruit is so small and bitter (like wild pears still found in nature). Pears are used for fermented beverages such as the current “perry”.
Today more than 2000 varieties of pears exists but only ten of them can be found on our shelves, most dating from the eighteenth century and nineteenth century: Guyot and William’s are available from the summer. Other varieties are available in autumn and in winter (Beurre Hardy, Comice, Pass Crassane, Conference).
Pears and health
The pear is rich in water (84% on average), the pear is a great refreshing fruit. Its water content indeed contains a range of vitamins, minerals and useful trace elements for a balanced diet. It can thus help meet the needs of the body of many nutrients.
Refreshing, a nice and different flavor depending on the variety, pears are available for many months of the year. This fruit, coming in many varieties, contributes to its practical nutritional value. Moderately energetic (it does not bring more than 50 kcal per 100 g), pears can be included in the menus of almost all the guests, including those watching their weight.
Its fibers have the property to stimulate bowel function very effectively. They increase the volume of the bolus, and accelerate intestinal transit. They thus help to fight against a tendency to constipation.
For young children, or people with a sensitive digestive system, one can choose varieties of soft pears (not grainy flesh pears), whose fibers are very well supported.