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Nashi Pears

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

1 nashi pear = 122 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 178/43 2% 146/35
Protein (g) 0.4 1% 0.3
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0% 0.1
- saturated (g) 0.0 0% 0.0
Available carbohydrate (g) 8.7 3% 7.1
- sugars (g) 8.7 10% 7.1
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.6 9% 2.1
Sodium (mg) 7 0% 6
Vitamin C (mg) 5 12% RDI* 4

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016