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1 cup slices, pear

  • Calories 96
  • Calories from Fat 1.8
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.2g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0.01g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.043g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.048g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 2mg0%
  • Potassium 196mg6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25.51g9%
  • Dietary Fiber 5.1g20%
  • Sugars 16.17g
  • Protein 0.63g1%
  • Calcium 2mg0%
  • Iron 2mg11%
  • Vitamin A 1%
  • Vitamin C 12%

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``Pyrus`` redirects here. For other uses, see Pyrus (disambiguation). For other uses, see Pear (disambiguation). This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (January 2007) Pears European Pear branch with fruit Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Rosales Family: Rosaceae Subfamily: Maloideae or Spiraeoideae [1] Tribe: Pyreae[1] Genus: Pyrus L. Species

About 30 species; see text

The pear is a fruit tree of genus Pyrus (pronounced /ˈpaɪrəs/) and also the name of the tree's edible pomaceous fruit.[2] The pear is classified in subtribe Pyrinae within tribe Pyreae. The apple (Malus × domestica), which it resembles in floral structure, is also a member of this subcategories.

The English word “pear” is probably from Common West Germanic *pera, probably a loanword of Vulgar Latin pira, the plural of pirum, akin to Greek api(r)os, which is likely of Semitic origin. The place name Perry can indicate the historical presence of pear trees. The term ``pyriform`` is sometimes used to describe something which is ``pear-shaped``.



Callery Pears in flower Pear, ``La France`` (Japan) Bartlett pears (European type) ready to pick Pear blossoms Another image of Pear blossoms Clapps Favorite (a European type), perfect for picking

The cultivation of the pear in cool temperate climates extends to the remotest antiquity, and there is evidence of its use as a food since prehistoric times. Many traces of it have been found in the Swiss lake-dwellings. The word “pear”, or its equivalent, occurs in all the Celtic languages, while in Slavonic and other dialects different appellations, but still referring to the same thing, are found—a diversity and multiplicity of nomenclature which led Alphonse de Candolle to infer a very ancient cultivation of the tree from the shores of the Caspian to those of the Atlantic.

Pears grow in the sublime orchard of Alcinous, in Odyssey vii: ``Therein grow trees, tall and luxuriant, pears and pomegranates and apple-trees with their bright fruit, and sweet figs, and luxuriant olives. Of these the fruit perishes not nor fails in winter or in summer, but lasts throughout the year.``

The pear was cultivated also by the Romans, who did not eat them raw[citation needed]: