Apples and pears were good candidates.
Pears have a distinctive bell shape fruit. Some pears have knobby lobes at the base of the fruit while others are smooth at the base. The skin of the fruit ranges in color from green, yellow, red, brown, pink, or a combination of these colors.
Pear flesh is white and juicy and grainy in texture. Bartlett pears are shown in this picture.
The pears for winter storage were selected for their keeping ability more than for their taste. A pear is a pomaceous fruit produced by a tree of genus Pyrus. Pears are rich in Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, E1, copper, potassium and are 100 free from bad cholesterol.
Pear juice, jam, sauce, jelly and candies.
Pears are useful in treating inflammation of mucous membranes, colitis, chronic gall bladder disorders, arthritis, gout, lowering high blood pressure, controlling blood cholesterol levels, and increasing urine acidity. They are good for the lungs and the stomach.