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)|
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.