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Dietary Fiber

supports heart health

Vitamin C

supports a healthy immune system


Which is needed for several enzymes in the body.


Make the most of your fruit! Learn how to select, prep, and protect your farm-fresh produce.

How do you pick pears?

Shape can vary from long and thin to squat and bell-shaped. Skin colour varies too, from green to golden yellow to tawny red. But most pears don’t change colour when they ripen. Williams pears turn from green to yellow. And the feel? Pears should be firm with just a hint of softness at the stem end. Buy firmer fruit for cooking.


How do you prepare pears?

Wash your pears thoroughly and enjoy eating them out of the hand. You’ll know when they’re ready because they will yield to gentle thumb pressure at the stem end. But remember: Pears ripen from the inside out, so the outside will feel firmer than the flesh on the inside!


How do you store pears?

Ripe pears have a very fragile skin that bruises and cuts easily. Dole harvests pears when they are young and firm, letting them ripen just before arrival in your store. If you buy pears that are still too firm, they will ripen naturally at room temperature in a few days. You can keep ripe pears in the fridge for up to 5 days.


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