HOW CAN YOU ENJOY OPERA PEARS IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE? IT’S SIMPLE: “STROKE THEIR NECKS”!
Like all the best and oldest pleasures in life, the pear too is “slow-paced”. A pear takes its time. It may not be quick to ripen, but in return it is delicious with even more nutritional benefits than many other fruits.
So, how can you find out if and when it is ready for eating? Easy – just “ask” the fruit itself.
The English say “check the neck”. And this is how you do it.
- Keep pears in a fruit bowl at room temperature, without bumping or dropping them as this may cause “bruising” on the skin.
- To check whether the pears are ripe, press your thumb gently on the “neck” of the fruit, a couple of centimetres below the stalk. When the flesh of the fruit starts to feel soft and gives way to the pressure of the thumb, the pears have reached their ideal ripeness and are ready to eat;
- When this happens, we recommend keeping the pears in the fruit and vegetable compartment of the fridge, to slow down the ripening process, and then eat within 3-5 days.