a-Farnesene and antioxidative enzyme systems in Asian pear
contain the important flavonoid quercetin that, along with other flavonoids, may help prevent cancer and artery damage that can lead to heart disease.
Much rounder than European varieties, Asian pears
are crisp when ripe.
While traditional tree fruit options such as yellow nectarines and peaches remain category staples, we are also seeing a growing interest in white nectarines and peaches, Asian pears
and pluots, a tree fruit that is a cross between a plum and an apricot.
That added space has given the retailer room to provide customers with a variety of new items, including white asparagus, Belgian endives and Asian pears
ASIAN: Unlike other pears, Asian pears
are known for a hard, more granular fresh and a distinct crunch when bitten.
Note: If Asian pears
are unavailable, substitute firm Bosc pears or jicama.
And there's bulgogi, ($13) the Korean creation of thinly sliced, marinated grilled beef, here accompanied by lettuce leaves, kimchee and Asian pears
95) has 200 recipes, along with essays on selecting, storing and preparing various types of fruit from such familiar favorites as lemons, apples and cherries to such exotic varieties as quince and Asian pears
The solution is being used to enhance a variety of fresh produce including tree fruit, table grapes, kiwifruit and Asian pears
Stock up on staple and storage crops such as dry beans, whole grains, fresh ground flours, polenta, corn, cornmeal, popcorn, wild rice, onions, garlic, root crops, winter squash, apples, Asian pears
, honey and hazelnuts.
According to Marini (2009), the minimum soluble solids content to harvest for European pears is 10% and for Asian pears
12%, although this maturity index is not very trustable, once it could be influenced by fruit bearing and climatic conditions.