Benefits of Pear
Pear contains Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and C, folic acid, phosphor, potassium and calcium minerals. It contains two types of sugar. Glucose and fructose. Thanks to its high fiber content, it may help with constipation problems of your baby.
Pear is easy to digest. It is a very good food for babies with reflux . Pear's skin is easily digestible. If your baby is not too young, you may give pear to your baby with the skin on. As it is very easy to digest pears that are ripe, you don't need to steam the pear after your baby is 8 months old.
The first recipes that come to mind are pear desert and pear jam. If you are looking for a more nutritious recipe, you may browse Gurme Bebek's recipes with pear.
Keep in mind
The best time to buy and eat pear is from August to March.
You can pick the best pear by smelling it. The end of its stem should be slightly softer.
If it does not look ripe enough, place it inside a paper bag that is sealed lightly and keep it in room temperature.
According to a research made in USA, high amount of pesticide is used when producing pear. Make sure that you eat it in its natural harvest season.
Pear is diuretic. If your baby has diarrhea, you should wait a while before you give him pear.
Pear has natural coat of wax. Agriculturists can now produce this wax and coat the fruits with it as it prevents nutritious and humidity loss of the fruit. Especially with the deveci pear you can clearly feel this wax with your hands. These are claimed to be edible waxes but to avoid all risks, it is better to wash the pear with warm water to clear off this wax before giving it to babies.
Nutritional value per 1 medium sized pear;
38 IU Vitamin A
7 mg Vitamin C
0.2 mg Vitamin B1
0.25 mg Vitamin B2
198 mg Potassium
82.4 mg Phosphor
12 mg Magnesium
15 mg Calcium
0 mg Sodium
0.26 mg Iron
Benefits of Pear