It has a darker orange skin with a cream colored flesh and a hint of butterscotch flavor. Excellent for poaching, braising, or slicing raw and pairing with cheese.
Rock sugar pears are low in calories with about 50 calories per medium sized pear. They are a good source of vitamin C with each pear containing 8% of your daily requirement and provide a fair amount of fiber, most of which is found in the skin. Fiber rich foods such as rock sugar pears have been show to help lower cholesterol levels and prevent colon cancer. In Chinese medicine, rock sugar pears are considered a cooling fruit and are used for detoxification purposes and to treat coughs, laryngitis, ulcers and constipation. They are also used in Chinese medicine to help promote a healthy complexion, eliminate under eye circles and relieve retina pain.
The firm and crisp texture of these pears make them a popular addition to salads. Add sliced or cubed pear to green and fruit salads or grate and add to coleslaw. Their sweet flavor and juiciness will add moisture and flavor to cakes, pies, muffins and quick breads.
Country of Origin: Korea
Quantity: 1 Piece