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The Yali Asian pear is a Chinese variety pear that has a similar shape to the Bartlett. It has a smooth, greenish yellow skin and crisp, juicy flesh. The flavor of the Yali Asian pear is sweet tart with subtle hints of anise and other spices.
Yali Asian pears are available from Penryn Orchards in the fall months.
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.
Low in sodium, fat and calories, fresh pears have no cholesterol and provide a source of dietary fiber, vitamin C and folate.
Yali Asian pears are delicious cooked and pair well with warm spices like cloves, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
Locally grown in California and located right in the middle of the very best fruit-growing region in the nation, Penryn Orchard Specialties is known for their fantastic fruit.
Recipes that include Yali Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Chinese Soup Pot||Moisturizing Asian Pears Herbal Soup with Dried Figs|
|Delicious Obsessions||Warm Chinese Pears with Cinnamon and Nuts|
|Chinese Soup Pot||Double Steamed Asian Pear Almond Dessert Soup|
|Snowflake Kitchen||Asian Pear Cranberry Relish|