Did you know that all types of pear are not available every season? Pear is one of the many fruits in season this month. There are many varieties of pear but the most common are Bartlett, Bosc, and Comice. Pear season begins when Bartlett pears, also called Williams’ Bon Chrétien, and Williams’ pears are available at supermarkets late summer. Bartlett pear is the most commonly grown variety of pear in the United States, Canada and many other countries outside of Asia. Bosc and Comice Pears are in season in the fall and through the winter months with the Anjou pear making its presence only in the winter.
Pears are a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C and rich in natural sugars. Farmers usually pick the pears when they are under-ripe because they improve in taste and flavor after picking.
To get the most of your fruit pears, when choosing your preferred pear variety, pick pears that are undamaged and well colored. This way you are not only getting a fruit that is full of flavors but also in a day or two after purchase, it will make the best juice you ever had or one of the best fruit you ever had.
Juicing pears is very easy. The best way to get all the flavors is to wait until the pears are ripe but a bit firm to the touch. You can either juice pears alone or with lemonade for example, which I find to be an excellent choice. Not only you are getting a double dose of vitamin C but you are also getting an excellent naturally flavored juice that is if you use fresh lemonade.
My Pear and Lemonade Frappe is very refreshing, simple, easy to make and full of vitamins. The best way to enjoy it is to use cold fresh lemonade, ginger, and ice. A sweetener agent is optional because you would have already sweetened the lemonade. If you are on the wild side, place the pear in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before peeling or slicing. Now, how about having the best juice that will satisfy your thirst. Enjoy in the morning as your breakfast drink or anytime during the day when you feel you need a natural juice to revive all your senses and leave you full of energy.
Make my Pear and Lemonade Frappe today and don’t forget to share this wonderful juice.
- 1 pear
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemonade sweetened
- Fresh ginger 1 inch piece
- Ice optional
- Honey or other sweetener if preferred optional
- Wash and peel pear, remove pips and place in a blender or juicer. Add lemonade, peeled ginger, ice and honey if using. Blend or juice until smooth. Pour in glass and serve immediately.