You may have noticed, among the exotic fruits in your local grocery store, a fruit called the “nashi pear.” What is a nashi? This sweet-smelling, round fruit is silky and smooth when touched, juicy, crunchy, and very fragile because the juiciness makes them easily bruise.
It is sometimes called an apple pear because it looks like a beige apple. However, it’s not an apple, but the fruit of a pear tree which originates in Korea, China, and Japan. It is thus sometimes called Asian pear or Japanese pear. It is one of the most popular fruits in the northern part of China.
There is now scientific support for the potential very good health benefits from nashi pears. Its biggest contribution to your health is its fiber contents. Just one fruit contains 18% of the recommended daily value for dietary fiber. This keeps your bowel working regularly and decreases risk of colon cancer. In addition, it is super low in sodium, fat, and cholesterol along with being a good source of vitamin K and vitamin C. One pear provides 7% of the daily recommended intake.
Nashi pears are versatile. Besides just eating them raw, they can be used for cooking a variety of dishes. The ground pulp of nashi pears are used as a sweetener, soy sauce-based marinade for meats, or in rice vinegar.
While you might not be able to find Nashi pears all year round. You can look at them all year round with a decal you can place in your kitchen to inspire you to eat beautiful and healthy fruits whenever you can find them. Nashi – 24″H x 18″W – Peel and Stick Wall Decal by Wallmonkeys