This season, The Pear Bureau Northwest brings the freshest and the two most popular varieties of USA Pears for the Indian consumers. Pears are an important part of one’s diet and are an excellent source of fiber which helps in digestion and reduces cholesterol levels and the risk of coronary heart disease and Type II diabetes. Additionally, consuming more fiber in the form of pears increases satiety, helping to reduce overall calorie intake.
Experience the wholesomeness of the states of Washington and Oregon with vibrant and mouth watering pear varieties available in India. These varieties include:
- Green Anjou recognizable for their egg-shaped appearance, having a bright green color, and sometimes has a soft red blush. They are known for their versatility in culinary uses. Green Anjou pears are PEAR-fect for just about any use, from slicing fresh into salads to baking into pies to pureeing for sauces and beverages.
- Red Anjou identical to Green Anjou, generally dark maroon in color, sometimes with light vertical streaks of color that were naturally created by the sun while the pear was still on the tree.
Pears are one fruit that ripen best after harvest. While selecting pears in the store, look for those that are firm, fragrant, and unblemished. Remember that they will continue to ripen and develop their full flavor and juiciness after you buy them. You can’t judge the ripeness by color. There is only one way to test the ripeness; simply apply gentle pressure with your thumb to the neck of the pear near the stem. When a pear is at its peak and ready to eat, it will yield slightly to gentle pressure.
While unripe pears can be stored at room temperature for upto a week, once pears are ripe they should be stored in the refrigerator, where they will keep for three to five days.
Keith Sunderlal, India representative, Pear Bureau Northwestsaid, “We are very excited to showcase the two varieties of USApears for the Indian consumers. Each pear has a distinct taste and flavor of its own. With the Green and Red Anjou varieties available in the market, we are sure your winter is going to burst with flavor and a lot of freshness”.
Further adding on the health benefits of USA Pears, NainiSetalvad, renowned nutritionist and health consultant says “Pears are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of vitamin C. One medium pear provides about 24 percent of daily fiber needs for only 100 calories. They are sodium-free, cholesterol-free, fat-free with 190 mg of potassium that can help fill you up and keep you satisfied. According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, these benefits may aid in weight loss and weight management.”
Get fit. Get Healthy. Eat USA Pears.