Asian pear

Definition

Food

  • The crisp, white, pear-flavoured fruit of a Japanese tree, Pyrus pyrofolia or P. ussuriensis, now also cultivated in New Zealand. The shape varies from apple to pear. The juicy semi-sweet flesh has a fragrant flavour and is enclosed in a golden skin rather like a russet apple. It is eaten raw or as a garnish e.g. with game.
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