Asian Pears

Nutritional Information
Excellent source of fiber.

What To Look For
Two main varieties sold in the U.S.: Twentieth Century, which should be smooth, round, and green-yellow in color with a sweet, mild taste and lots of juice; and Hosui, which should be golden brown in color and very, very juicy. All varieties are crisp, firm and slightly granular in texture. Asian pears will still feel hard when ripe, so smell the fruit and choose the ones that are most aromatic.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Store in paper bags in the produce bin of your refrigerator. They will last several weeks.

Best Uses
Raw: this is one of the crunchiest, juiciest fruits you'll find, and when cut they won't brown as quickly as other pears or apples. Toss in green salads with a mild, fruity dressing or in fruit salads with berries, kiwi, apples or pears. Cooked: can also be sauteed for an unusual side dish with pork or ham.



Other Fruits

 Apricots
Asian Pears
Blackberries
Cantaloupe
Casaba Melon
Cherries 
Crenshaw Melon
Currants
Figs
Gooseberries
Grapes
Guava
Honeydew Melon
Huckleberries
Lychee Nut
Mangoes
Nectarines
Papayas
Peaches
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
see also: Summer Vegetable Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
Spring Vegetable Guide | Spring Fruit Guide
 
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