Ya pear, Asian pear or Chinese white pear is a fruit that is native to China and Japan. Ya Pear can be described as having a thin yellow skin and have the same shape as the ordinary pear. Ya pear is commonly eaten out-of-hand or added cold in dishes. They taste like a mixture of a rose and a pineapple. It is not recommended to warm up ya pears, or to prepare it in a warm dish.
Asian pears vary in colour from golden yellow to russeted green and are often times speckled with small brown spots. Additionally Asian pears can vary in shape and size; the most commonly grown in the United States are Japanese varieties, which have a round squat shape similar to that of an apple.
The fruit consists of lots of water which, after heating, will vaporize most of the fruit. They can be used in salads, slaws, soups, and sandwiches. Enjoy Ya pears as you would with other pears and apples in cobblers and fruit crisps. These fruits are high in fiber, low in calories and contain a number of micronutrients that are important for blood, bone, and cardiovascular health.
Considered cold in nature, pears are used by traditional Chinese medicine to detoxify, regenerate body fluids, dissolve mucus, quench thirst, relieve restlessness, promote urination, treat constipation, alleviate retina pain, and heal skin lesions among other benefits.
Vitamin K in ya pear is important for bone health and vital to your blood’s ability to clot, or coagulate. With 13.8 percent of a woman’s and 10.3 percent of a man’s daily vitamin K, one large ya pear can play a significant role in maintaining the regular functioning of the blood.
Another important micronutrient for blood and bone health is copper, which is essential to the production of energy, red blood cells, and collagen. One large ya pear contains 15.3 percent of your daily copper. Ya pears are great sources of vitamins and minerals, yet are low in calories. A ya pear gives 95 calories and only 4 grams of fiber, which is less than 20% of the daily recommended fiber requirement.
Pears are considered by some to be hypoallergenic because pear allergy is rare. However, people who are allergic to Alder or Birch pollen may be allergic to pears as well.