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Pear is an ingredient used in Indian cooking
Other Names:  
Berikkai, Nashapati

Description:  
The pear is native to coastal and mildly temperate regions of western Europe and north Africa east right across Asia.The pear is native to coastal and mildly temperate regions of the Old World, from western Europe and north Africa east right across Asia.Pears are a sweet juicy yellow or green fruit with a rounded shape that becomes narrower towards the stalk.

Commonly used in:  
Baked, pickled, canned, frozen, used in baby food, or processed into jams, jellies and pies, excellent eaten fresh or in salads, poached, and even prepared as roasted pears, in desserts, sweets, and are outstanding in main dishes. 

Health Benefits: 
Pears provide a very good source of fiber and are also a good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. They also contain a significant amount of pectin, which is a water soluble fiber.  Pears have anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogen glutathione which help prevent high blood pressure and stroke.  It prevents cancer and lowers cholesterol levels.  It is also good for bowel movement.

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