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Asian Pear Season

In Season: Asian Pears


If you've never tasted an Asian pear, the time is now! These delicious fruits are still in season, helping us transition smoothly from Summer's stone fruits to the bounty of flavors that Fall brings. These sweet little beauties have been cultivated in China, Japan, and Korea for nearly 3,000 years. Chinese immigrants were the first to introduce the Asian pear to the US during the 1800s, and we've been enjoying them ever since.

Despite the fact that it's got the curvaceous shape of an apple and a shade reminiscent of a pear, the Asian pear is not a hybrid of the two. Its texture and flavor is unlike any other fruit; its high water content and crisp, grainy texture truly sets it apart from the European pear, enjoyed on a more readily available basis. Many people love to eat Asian pears in their simplest state: raw and peeled. Others use the Asian pear instead of sugar to sweeten up vinegar- or soy-based marinades. Here are some more ideas on how to incorporate this Fall favorite into your next meal:

Source: Flickr User See-ming Lee 李思明 SML

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