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Guess What?

Do you have any idea what this is? If not, then

It's an Asian Pear. Is that what you guessed?

If you've never tried one, it's a must this summer. It's a cross between a Bosc pear and a Gala or Fuji apple. They are deliciously crisp and sweet, and now that they're gaining popularity, hopefully we can see the price go down since they're a bit more expensive than regular pears and apples.

Like most fruit, Asian Pears are fat and cholesterol free, so they make a great snack. Check out how they compare nutritionally to pears and apples.

1 Medium Fruit Calories Fiber (g) Vitamin A (mcg) Vitamin C (mg) Potassium (mg) Folate (mcg)
Asian Pear 51 4.4 0 5 148 1o
Pear 96 5.1 38 7 198 12
Apple 72 3.3 75 6 148 4

Wow, I'm pretty impressed. An Asian Pear has a lot of fiber for not a lot of calories. Plus it has as much potassium as an apple. Have I convinced you to try one yet?

Fit's Tips: Pick them out just as you would apples - select the most fragrant ones with no bruising and a firm body. They are ready to eat when you buy them. You can store them out of the fridge at room temperature for up to a week (just watch out for fruit flies), and they'll keep in your fridge for up to 3 months.

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memorie memorie 8 years
I guessed burger bun, which is just as bad, lol..
Seraphim Seraphim 8 years
chicken butt? sorrry i had to , lol :)~
Seraphim Seraphim 8 years
chicken butt?sorrry i had to , lol :)~
lil-miss-haley lil-miss-haley 8 years
Yay I got it right! I've never heard of them being called Asian Pears though, we call them Nashi Pears.. I supose its a bit like Kumara (or Sweet Potato as people seem to call them overseas haha)
fLIpiTup fLIpiTup 8 years
those are soooooo good
fLIpiTup fLIpiTup 8 years
those are soooooo good
laurarose520 laurarose520 8 years
OMGASIANPEAR!!!1! I love those. Really need to buy more.
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 8 years
I'm not much of a fruits person, but I like pears.. never tried the Asian Pears though.. will look out for them next time I go shopping! :)
susanec susanec 8 years
Exactly as I thought...
susanec susanec 8 years
Exactly as I thought...
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
Wow, I actually got that right!
theworldloves theworldloves 8 years
Yay I got it right!!! These taste SOOOOO good : ]
redsugar redsugar 8 years
I guessed it was a pear, but at first glance it reminded me of champagne.
sinsational sinsational 8 years
I also knew it, yeah!
sinsational sinsational 8 years
I also knew it, yeah!
TygrTygr TygrTygr 8 years
I knew it! Go Me!
TygrTygr TygrTygr 8 years
I knew it! Go Me!
dreamsinrainbow dreamsinrainbow 8 years
I've been eating Asian pears since I was little. The lady who used to babysit me as a toddler had a tree full of them. They are one of my favorite fruits.
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