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Asian Pear
  • Description

    With its crisp bite and round contours, the Asian pear reminds us of an apple, so its nickname "apple pear" isn't off the mark. The mild, sweet taste comes fully forward with incredible crunch and juiciness. The peel adds tanginess to the sweet flesh. Try tossing slices of Asian pear into a stir-fry — its crispness is like a water chestnut's.

    Season
    Peak Season: Varies
  • Nutrition
    Nutrition Facts
    Serv. Size 1 small pear (122g)
    Servings varied
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 50Calories From Fat 5
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 0g0%
    Saturated Fat 0g0%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg0%
    Sodium 0mg0%
    Potassium 100mg3%
    Total Carbohydrate 13g4%
    Dietary Fiber 4g16%
    Sugars 9g
    Protein 1g
    Vitamin A **
    Calcium **
    Vitamin C 8%
    Iron **
    ** Contains less than 2 percent of the Daily Value of these nutrients.
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
    Calories:2,0002,500
    Total FatLess than65g80g
    Saturated FatLess than20g25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g375g
    Dietary Fiber25g30g
    Calories per gram:
    Fat 9 · Carbohydrate 4 · Protein 4
  • More Information

    PEARS

    Ripening Pears
    To ripen pears, store them at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Since these fruits become more fragile as they ripen, try to store them loosely in a bowl or on a plate. When ripe, most pears will give slightly when pressed gently near the stem. Some pears, like Bartlett, turn from green to yellow and produce a fragrance as they ripen.

    Storing Ripe Pears
    Once a pear hits its peak ripeness, transfer it to the refrigerator crisper and eat within a few days.

    Storing Asian Pears
    Asian pears will remain quite firm when they are ripe, so the key to determining if they are ready to eat is aroma: a ripe Asian pear will be quite fragrant. If they are unblemished, most Asian pears should keep in the refrigerator crisper for up to 2 months. Wrap each pear in paper towels to protect it, and place in a perforated plastic bag.
  • Explanatory Information
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