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Originally brought to Australia by Chinese gold miners but produced commercially in Australia for the past 25 years, the Nashi pear is also known as the Asian pear. It is crunchy like an apple with the grainy texture and flavour of a pear. The fruit is very juicy and a great thirst quencher. The skin is speckled and yellowy green.
Unlike other pears, Nashi are ripe when they are hard.
Note: If peeled, the pear's levels of salicylates drop to safe/negligible amounts.
Choose fruit that is heavy with a smooth skin. Avoid bruised, discoloured fruits.
Store in a fruit bowl. They will keep for a couple of weeks. Refrigerate when ripe.
Tips & Tricks:
To accelerate the ripening process place the pear in a paper bag with a ripe apple or banana.
Serve raw, slightly chilled, with cheese and in sweet and savoury salads. They are also good baked in pies and other apple or pear desserts.
Nutrition per 1 Unit:
No information available
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
Cold and Flus
High Blood Pressure
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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