High in fiber, pear juice can be easily made with fresh, ripe pears and a juicer or good quality blender. Soft pears will tend to clog a juicer, so it is best to choose a pear that is firm yet still fully ripe. Cut the pears up into small slices and add them to a juicer or blender to create a hearty and healthy juice.
Pears tend to produce a thick juice. Often, apple juice or white grape juice is added to help thin out the pear juice. Water can also be added, but this will dilute the flavor of the juice and lessen the sweetness, as well.
Preparing pears for the juicing process is fairly simple. Wash the fruit first, if the skins will be included; the skins of pears can prove to be a bit bitter, so it is often better to simply remove them. When getting the pears ready for juicing, it is best to refrigerate them for about an hour before juicing them. Refrigerating the pears will help them juice more easily, and they will be less likely to clog the juicer.
After peeling and coring the pears, dice them into small 2 inch (5.08 cm) chunks. This will allow for easy juicing and will not clog a juicer or prevent a blender from pureeing the pears. Follow the juicer or blender's specific instructions for best results when juicing.
Making fresh pear juice offers many more nutrients that store bought juice, which has usually been reconstituted. Pear juice contains many vitamins, including A, C, and E, as well as the B vitamins niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin. I also contains folic acid. Though seldom recognized, this juice is also rich in copper, phosphorus and potassium, with small amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, and sodium, all of which the body needs.
For juicing, it is best to choose pears that will turn brown when they become ripe. These pears contain a higher level of iron than those pears which simply become a deeper shade of green. Iron is something that many people don't get enough of, and juice from these types of pears can prove to be a good source.
Due to its high concentration of fructose and glucose, fresh pear juice is a good energy booster. If pear juice is being used as a nutritional supplement, the pears that are juiced should be in their purest form. This is why it is best to choose fresh organic pears for juicing. Organic pears will be free of pesticides and other harmful carcinogens. If the effort is being made to juice, it is important to choose fruit that will supply the most health benefits.