Also known as the Korean pear, Chinese pear, Japanese pear or apple pear because they are shaped like apples. In ancient times, the Asian pears were reserved for the nobility. No wonder why throughout the centuries, pears are a symbol of good fortune and immortality. In Japanese culture, they were even believed to ward off evil. This is without a doubt the fruit for 2020. I don’t know about you guys, but we need a heck of a lot of that this year.
They have a delicate taste are fragrant, super crunchy, sweet, and delicious. Asian pears are juicier that a regular pear and have a hint of pineapple flavor. Some people compare it to a sweet Jicama. They are great in salads and can be also used for cooking and baking. Definitely a treat.