Asian Pears are low-fat, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. They're also a great source of fiber and vitamin C.
Asian pears are native to China, Japan, and Korea. Common names include: : Chinese white pear, Ya pear Asian pear, apple pear, Korean pear, Japanese pear, Taiwan pear, nashi or nashi pear, sand pear, bae, or li . In South Asia, Asian pears are known as nashipati or nashpati.
Asian pears are the oldest known cultivated pear.
Asian pear trees are symbols of spring in East Asia, and is a common sight in gardens and the countryside.