Healthy Food Database
These summer pears are also known as Duchess or Bartlett pears, though they are smaller than the William pear. Williams pears are green when unripe turning to yellow when ripe.
In Season: Summer
Don't buy too many of these at any one time as they ripen very quickly and are unsuitable for long storage. There is a small window between a ripe William pear and an over-mature one. Look for pears free of blemishes and cuts. Choose those that are fragrant without any soft spots.
Note: The salicylate level of pear drops to safe/negligible when the fruit is peeled.
Williams pears will ripen at room temperature in 1 - 3 days.
Tips & Tricks:
To check for ripeness gently squeeze at the stalk end to feel for some give.
Best eaten raw as their flesh can disintegrate in cooking.
Nutrition per 1 Unit:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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