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A PEARfect Quiz for Pear Connoisseur

How well acquainted are you with the fruit pear? Come, let's find out...
Priya Johnson Dec 15, 2020
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Did You Know?
Asian pears were cultivated in China in the early 1100s. The Asian pear variety can further be divided into: Korean pear, Japanese pear, Taiwan pear, Nashi pear, apple pear, and sand pear.
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Did You Know?
Pears are not high in acidic content and are considered safe to be consumed by people suffering from acid reflux.
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Helpful Fact
Pears are high in boron which helps improve bone health and also prevents mineral loss. Thus, pears are recommended to osteoporosis patients.
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Fun Fact
The first pear variety was planted in North America, Massachusetts Bay colony, in 1620. By the 1700s, they were known butter fruit due to their soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture.
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Fun Fact
Placing pears in a brown paper bag speeds up the ripening process. The ethylene gas produced by the fruit gets trapped in the bag and ripens the fruit faster.
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Interesting Fact
China, Argentina, and Italy are the top three producers of pears in the world.
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Quick Fact
Since pearwood doesn't warp, it is used to make Architect's rulers. It's also used to make wooden spoons and forks.
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Fun Fact
Before tobacco leaves were smoked, people used pear leaves to smoke in Europe.
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Fun Fact
It's advised to peel pears before cooking them, because the cooking process can toughen the skin and make them less appetizing.
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Quick Culinary Fact
Bartlett pears are juicy and sweet, making them the perfect variety for pear sauces or pear butter.
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Did You Know?
These Budha-shaped pears are the most expensive pear variety, costing about $9 per pear.
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Did You Know?
Pear is the official state fruit of the state of Oregon in the United States.
Well Done!
You've successfully completed this 'PEAR'fect challenge!