Fruits and Vegetables
Appearance: A sweet and juicy fruit with mild flavor that is the shape of a tear drop.
Look for: Firm, well-shaped, fruit. Use fully ripe fruit for immediate use. Minor scars and blemishes do not affect flavor.
How to Prepare: Rinse and enjoy whole or cut into pieces. To prevent browning, coat cut surfaces with lemon juice.
How to Store: Cover, refrigerate unwashed ripe fruit for up to three days. Ripen firm fruit at room temperature in a paper bag until it yields to gentle pressure at stem.
Fun Fact: Pears do not ripen on the tree. They’re harvested when they’re mature, not ripe. Pear also ripen from the inside out.
Nutrition Fact: Pears contain fiber, which helps with healthy digestion and keeps us feeling full.