While "Kosui" is the most produced pear in Japan, "Hosui" has the second largest production.
It is registered as "Hosui" by National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in 1972; said to have breeded from "Kikusui" and "Yagumo" but later was proved via DNA test that Hosui was of "Kosui" and E-33 (Ishii Wase & 20th Century).
The sweetness is strong and sourness is not too much. You will love the crunchy texture and juicy taste.
What is the difference between Hosui and Kosui?
Compared to "Kosui", "Hosui" is
- larger in size.
- more red in color.
- rough texture on the surface.
Is Japanese pear good and healthy for you?
- As you can judge from its very watery texture, 90% of it is made of water.
- It contains potassium, and minerals: because potassium can help you get rid of sodium from your body, pear could be the perfect dessert when you took too much salt.
- One of amino acid, called aspartis acid, is also contained in pears, which help create protein and can fight the fatigue.
How do you tell if pear is ripe?
- Pears do not "after-ripe"; while some fruits start riping after they are harvested (ex: bananas, melon), pears do not and are already ripe at the harvest period.
- So the best timing is consume as soon as you receive it.
- If you like to store for few days, please wrap with a newspaper and store in chilled place.
To preserve the quality of the product, avoid direct sunlight / places with high heat and humidity.
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- Minimum order amount is $55.
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- For orders below $100 (excluding delivery fee), there will be a chargeable $10 delivery fee.
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