Calories in one Asian pear
A medium Asian pear weighs about 122 grams and contains 50 calories according to the CDC.
It has 13 grams of carbohydrates(9 of which are sugars) with 4 grams of dietary fiber rich in pectins, mostly from the skin.
There are only tiny amounts of vitamins or minerals (except for a few hundred mgs. of potassium).
It's a good keeper
These pears will store well in a cool dry location for several months, as long as they are not bruised.
A ripe one will be hard and fragrant.
The color depends on the cultivar, varying from pale yellow to greenish yellow to yellow brown with russeting.
Eating Asian pears
The flesh stays crisp, so people use chopped or grated raw Asian pears for a crunchy accent in salads, slaws, and fruit salsas, or for a fruit and cheese tray.
Since they hold their shape during gentle cooking or baking, they are great for tarts or as a side dish.
Chefs will stew them in wines to create elegant fruit desserts (also accompanied with chocolate sauces).
They are usually available in the early fall.
Varieties that are commonly available include Nijisseiki (or 20th Century), Kosui, Shinko, Kikusui, Hosui.
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