PEARS (Pyrus communis L.)
Pears (Pyrus communis L.) represents genus of plants from the family Rosaceae, also related to apple and quince. Because of its delicious fruits it is cultivated for more than 4000 years and more than 1000 varieties is known up to now. Fresh fruits contain up to 20% of dry matter, 9-15% of sugars, organic acids, cellulose, a significant amount of tannin and pectin, as well as numerous minerals, vitamins and micro-elements. In addition to consumption in fresh state, pear used in the processing for juice, jams, compotes, wine, brandy and others.
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