[New] Japanese Pear, full of Unique Allure
Amidst a plethora of popular fruits in Japan, the Japanese pear, known as 'nashi' in Japanese, often finds itself overshadowed by other fruits.
However, underestimating its unique and delectable qualities would be a mistake, as Japanese pears boast a distinct taste and texture that sets them apart from their counterparts worldwide.
The Unique Allure of Japanese Pears
Japanese pear,called ‘nashi’ in Japanese, pears can sometimes be overlooked when compared to the other popular fruits you can find in the country such as grapes, melons and strawberries.
Despite that, they are still just as delicious and unique to the pears you can find in other parts of the world.
A species of pear formally called the ‘pyrus pyrifolia’, the Japanese pear has coined the name ‘Asian pear’ due to it originating in this part of the globe.
Varying quite drastically to its European counterpart, the Japanese pear is larger and has a rounder shape similar to an apple.
The flesh is slightly coarse with a satisfying crisp with each bite, and as you will quickly find out, it is very juicy.
As they are considered ripe right at the point of harvest from the tree when the skin is still somewhat hard, it is a factor behind its longevity in staying fresh for up to two months if they are refrigerated.
The Exquisite Taste and Crisp Delight
Japanese pears are globally renowned for their deliciousness and crisp texture.
Japanese farmers have accumulated extensive knowledge and expertise in pear cultivation over the years, enabling them to produce high-quality pears.
Moreover, they strictly adhere to rigorous quality control measures throughout the entire process, from harvesting to shipping.
History of Japanese pears
Having been introduced and cultivated in Japan over 3,000 years ago from China, it was around the Edo period (1603-1867) when it started to rise in popularity.
Although it was initially reserved to high-ranking officials and nobles as a gift, over the years it became more common and widely eaten to the point where it is now one of the most popular fruits you can find in Asia.
Due to its characteristic of having a long shelf life, it is seen as a symbol of long life as well as good health when eaten.
Also, in the Edo period planted pear trees at the entrance of their homes to allure good fortune, some of these you can still find today.
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