Asian pears reach prime quality when they ripen on the tree, like an apple or a peach.
How to Select Asian Pears
Select the most fragrant and unbruised fruit with little to no brown spots. Ripe Asian pears are hard and do not soften (unlike traditional pears). They are ready to eat when purchased.
How to Store Asian Pears
Store pears for up to 1 week at room temperature or up to 3 months in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Benefits of Asian Pears
Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, a good source of fiber.