Have you ever tried pear juice? And did you like it? I know that this is one of my FAVORITE refreshing drinks. Pear juice is one of my favorites, but the problem is that it is almost impossible to find in the supermarkets, unless it is mixed with some other fruits, as a small component. So the chances are, if you are going to drink the pear juice then you are going to make it by yourself. Which, by the way, it is not that difficult as it may sound.
What are the health benefits of pears?
Pears are very rich in water-soluble fiber, which makes them great for the digestion and health of the intestines. They are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, folate and niacin, and minerals like copper, potassium, and phosphorus. Unlike apples (they both belong to the same Rosales order) pears contain less (or none) iron, which can be seen when we cut the fruit. If it turns dark after some time then it contains iron, and if the color stays the same, then those pears contain very low, or none, amount of iron.
Pears are very hypo-allergenic fruits, and since they are rich in water-soluble fiber, they are safe for small children. I wouldn’t recommend giving a lot of pear juice to babies, because the high amount of fiber can produce gas and cramps in the intestines.
Why would I make pear juice?
As I said before, pears are very healthy and full of nutrients and antioxidants and do I need to mention that the pear juice is one of the tastiest and easiest-to-make drinks. And since it is not store-bought, you will avoid all the preservatives and additives as well.
Actually, pear juice is a pear puree that is thinned to the drinking consistency that is rich, smooth and very refreshing. And since it is Autumn, the season of pears, I like to embrace all that is nature giving, and make wonderful pear juice, that all of my family enjoys.
How do I make pear juice?
To make pear juice, you can use any kind of pears that you can find, just make sure they are ripe and soft to light pressure (almost the consistency of ripe avocado). When not ripe, pears can be very difficult to peel, and have a little bit of tartness, that some people don’t like. If you get pears that are not ripe yet, just leave them at room temperature for a few days to ripen and become sweet.
I always use a very small amount of sugar because ripe pears are pretty sweet, so I add sugar to stop my pear juice going bad quickly. That is why I also add lemon juice.
To blend everything, I use the immersion blender, because it is much easier to clean than other blenders (I know that makes me lazy, but we all have some flaws). If you don’t have the immersion blender then, of course, you can use any kind of blender that you have.
I don’t make pear juice to keep it for a few months of the shelf. Of course, there are the ways to preserve it, but I think that pear juice is much healthier and tastier if I make it fresh, and since the pears are available in the supermarkets almost through the whole winter (more or less), I don’t see the point of preserving this wonderful drink.
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