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Nashi Pears

Nashi Pears
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Availability

Nashi are available from late January to June in New Zealand.

 

Storage and Handling

Ripen at room temperature then store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Nashi pears are native to East Asia where they are widely grown.

 

Facts

  • Nashi is Japanese for pear
  • Nashi bruise easily and must be harvested by hand

 

Growing Facts

  • Generally, Nashi pears will grow anywhere apples will grow
  • They usually fruit in their second or third year

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 nashi pear - 151g

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 276/66 183/44
Protein (g) 0.3 0.2
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0.1
- saturated (g) 0.0 0.0
Carbohydrate (g) 14.5 9.6
- sugars (g) 14.5 9.6
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.4 1.6
Sodium (mg) 2 1
Vitamin C (mg) 5.6 3.7

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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