Pears usually have a large rounded base that tapers towards the top. Like apples, pears have a lump of various seeds.

The pêra rocha (rocha pear variety) is a fruit with an excellent conservation capacity that is very resistant to handling and transport. For this reason, any type of packaging is possible, making it a product that is well adapted to  modern distribution systems.

Currently, this variety of pear has a Protected Designation of Origin and since it is grown in western Portugal, it is known as “pêra rocha do oeste” (rocha pear of the west).

The pear is easy to digest, it is very practical to take to work or school and is suitable for all ages.

The best way to consume the pear is in its natural state, in jams, salads or as dessert. It can also be used in pies, creams, jellies, and ice creams.

For a crisper pear, place in an open package in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator. For a softer pear, keep it at room temperature in an open fruit bowl.

The freshest pears have firm skin and no spots or cuts.

When cut, the pear oxidizes in contact with the air. To delay the darkening of the pear, one should drip lemon juice on the pear as soon as it’s cut.


Health Benefits

  • This fruit is great for health, because it is rich in minerals, such as  potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, as well as antioxidants and vitamins  A, B and C.
  • Since it is a simple fruit that is easily digested, it is one of the first fruits to be used in diets for babies.
  • The pear contributes to satiety and regulates the intestinal transit, because it is rich in fiber.
  • Excellent fruit to be consumed as dessert or between meals.
  • Hard, firm, juicy and sweet.


Origin: Portugal


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Pear Nutritional Information

  Amount per 100g  
  Calories 47 Kcal  
  Lipids 0,4 g  
  Saturated fatty acid 0 g  
  Monounsaturated fatty acid 0,1 g  
  Polyunsaturates 0,1 g  
  Linoleic acid 0,1 g  
  Carbohydrates 9,4 g  
  Fiber 2,2 g  
  Protein 1 g  
  Vitamin C 3 mg  
  Vitamin A 2 µg  
  Potassium 150 mg  
  Iron 0,3 mg  
  Magnesium 9 mg  
  Calcium 9 mg  
 Fonte: INSA.PT



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