Teardrop shaped, tender and full of nutrients
No one knows for sure where and when pears were first cultivated. Some experts say they originated in Western China, about 3,000 years ago. Others credit the Greeks and Romans. Certainly, by the Middle Ages pears were a much-prized delicacy because they are mentioned frequently in medieval literature and historical accounts.
Sources, Seasons and Supply
Pear trees thrive in temperate, cool climates around the world. Which is why LGS can bring you delicious European varieties such as Beurre Boscs, Beurre Anjous, Bartletts, Forelles, Packhams, as well as Asian pears, from countries as far apart as New Zealand, Chile and South Africa..
The buttery texture and sweet taste of LGS pears can be enjoyed at any time. They can be eaten as is -- fresh, crisp and raw. Or pear slices can be mixed with salads and stews, combined with cheese or cereals or made into delicious desserts, jellies, jams and preserves. Pear vinegar or cider can be made from fermented pear juice, called perry.
What’s more, LGS pears are an excellent source of dietary fiber. They contain no cholesterol or sodium, are virtually fat free and have been found to promote cardiovascular and colon health. One pear has only 100 calories, and it is a healthful source of vitamin C, copper, vitamin K and potassium.
LGS’ European pears are packaged in 40lb containers. While our Asian pears are place packed in 1-layer cartons, sized 8-20. Average weight is 10lbs per carton.
LGS pears are available from February through August.