20th Century Asian Pears
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The 20th Century Asian pear is large, smooth, round and resembles a golden delicious apple. It has a greenish yellow skin with a mild, juicy flesh.
20th Century Asian pears are available in the fall.
There are thousands of different known varieties of Asian pears, each varying slightly in shape and color. All Asian pears today are relatives of Pyrus ussuriensis (Ussuri pear) and Pyrus serotina (Japanese sand pear). The Asian pear is known by many names including Nashi, Japanese pear, sand pear and Chinese pear. Though of no relation to apples Asian pears are often referred to as apple pears because of their crisp and juicy apple like consistency.
Asian pears are low in calories with about 50 calories per medium sized pear. They are a good source of vitamin C with each pear containing 8% of your daily requirement and provide a fair amount of fiber, most of which is found in the skin.
The 20th Century Asian pear are best eaten out of hand. They can be sliced or added to your favorite dish. The 20th Century Asian pear is also great for cooking, such as baking or sauteing because of its delicate flavor and dens texture. They pair well with any cheese plate or your favorite wine.
Also known as Nijisseiki these pears are the bright flower of the Asian pear group. Oriental cuisine enjoy them peeled and sliced in thin rounds horizontally to show off their pretty flower-like core.
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Recipes that include 20th Century Asian Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.