Pears (Pyrus communis)
The leaves have medicinal use in treating sores and swelling.The flavour ranges from rather harsh and astringent (cultivars used for making alcoholic drinks) through to soft, sweet and very juicy. Pears contain about 14 percent carbohydrates and a small amount of protein and fats. They also contain calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid.The pears juice of the ripe fruit is used in the treatment of diarrhoea.Pears are primarily eaten out of hand, but can be baked, made into liqueurs, vinegar, juice, jam, and jelly.