Pears

Pears

Recipes

Storage Tips

Unlike other fruits, pears ripen from the inside out so by the time they are soft on the outside, the inside flesh may be overripe and mealy.  Ripe pears should be stored in a refrigerator set at 35 to 45 degrees.  Leave unripe pears at room temperature in order to induce ripening

Nutritional Information

Pears are a good source of Vitamin C, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber.

Fun facts

  • Pear is a type of deciduous tree that belongs to family of roses.
  • Pear leaves were used for the preparation of cigarettes, before tobacco became popular.
  • People allergic to the pollen of birch and alder often develop allergy to pear.