Pears - Packham

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Packham Pears

Enjoy Harvest Markets pears fresh or use in a vast array of desserts such as crumbles, strudels, and pies. Bake and serve with a caramel sauce, stew and use in compotes and sauces. Slice fresh and incorporate both in sweet and savoury salads or serve on a cheese platter.

Health Benefits of Pears

An excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of dietary fibre.

100g of pear yields the following:

  • Calories – 58

  • Total Carbs – 5% of DV

  • Protein –0.38g

  • Dietary Fibre – 12% of DV

  • Vitamin C – 7% of DV

  • Calcium – 1% of DV

  • Iron – 1% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Selecting tips

  • Select pears that are clean, uninjured by cuts or bruises, firm or fairly firm with a rich, full colour and do not appear wrinkled or misshapen. The fully ripe fruit is sweet and juicy with a buttery texture.
  • Pears should be handled gently at all times since they can bruise easily which hastens the process of over-ripening.
  • Pears should yield to gentle pressure around the stem and body if ripe.
  • When full ripeness is reached the pear just as rapidly becomes over-ripe, broken down and inedible. Pears are much more active physiologically than apples and deteriorate more rapidly at higher temperatures, so that prompt refrigeration is most important in maintaining maximum storage life and quality.

Storage tips

  • Pears (Greed skinned) store at room temperature for three-seven days to ripen.
  • When ripe, store in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to three days.

Product of Australia