Similar to apples, most vitamins and nutrients are found in or directly under the skin of the pear. It is therefore advisable to eat the skin as well. However, it should be thoroughly cleaned beforehand and care should be taken that the pears are not sprayed with chemicals.
Unlike most fruits, the pear does not reach its edible ripeness status on the tree itself. It is therefore durable for a long time, but you should still make sure that it is not too firm when you buy it. Ideally, the pear can be pressed in a little with your finger without damaging the skin. You can also tell by the colour of the pear how ripe it is: the lighter a pear becomes, the riper it is.
A practical tip for the home: pears produce the ripening gas ethylene (chemical name: ethene) and react sensitively to it. If no ripe fruit is available, you can leave the pears covered with a plastic foil and after a few days the pears will be ripe. Pears also have the same effect on other fruits, such as kiwis and bananas. Who wants to store the sweet fruits a little longer, should make sure that pears from the supermarket do not stay longer than 4 weeks in the refrigerator.