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September 「Chestnuts and Pears」

download『Chestnuts』

Chestnuts are rich in dietary fibers that have an effect on improving constipation and reducing high sugar levels. In addition, tannin that is contained in the inner skin of a chestnut has been attracting attention over the years as an anti-cancer substance. The potassium that is rich in chestnuts is effective in preventing arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Folic acid that produces blood is also included, which makes it ideal for pregnant women who require more folic acid for anemia prevention. Chestnuts are also rich in Vitamin B and C; Vitamin C helps in preventing colds and even has beauty effects. When choosing chestnuts, you should select chestnuts that have a hard surface and are strongly firm, in addition to choosing those that are plump and round. The starchy consistency is similar to that of a sweet potato. Rather than eating it as soon as it is harvested, it is better to wait 3 to 4 days to allow it to become sweet.

 

 

 『Pears』

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Pears contain nearly 90% moisture. The sugar content that is based on fructose and sucrose more or less contains malic acid, tartaric acid, and citric acid. They contain digestive enzymes that act to break down protein from meat. Pears are known to have various efficacies, but among these are its effects on alleviating fever that should be specially mentioned. While having a fever caused by a common cold, you may want to eat a pear when you’re thirsty. Anyway, a pear’s freshness is important. Choose those that are hard and have good luster and color. Those that have a soft elasticity when touched should be avoided since its old. If you want to save it at home, you would want to store it in airtight, plastic bags.


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