Pear Juice, All Varieties

ORAC Value:
μ mol TE/100g.

The antioxidant value of Pear Juice, All Varieties described in ORAC units is: 704 μ mol TE/100g.


With the exception of perhaps the pear juice hangover cure (which it is not), this is not a very popular juice in the United States.

It is true that there is research which suggests Asian or Korean pear juice may help reduce some of the most common symptoms of a hangover - by drinking 200 milliliters of the juice prior to consuming alcohol. It is theorized the reason for this has to do with the juice supporting key enzymes responsible for our body's metabolism of alcohol; alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). Though research around this topic is preliminary and it's not conclusively proven that pear juice is a real, true hangover preventive method (1). Furthermore, calling it a "cure" would be an exaggeration, since the hangover side effects were reduced and not eliminated.

That possible benefit aside, are there other good reasons to be drinking juice made from pears? How much antioxidants does it have? Around the same as orange juice, which is not a particularly high amount when compared to other juices like red grape and pomegranate.

ORAC Source

USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2 - Prepared by Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - May 2010