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Asian vs. European Pears
Did you know there are about 3,000 different pear varieties? In India, two of the most commonly available pear varieties are the nashpati and the babugosha.
These two pears look similar to one another, and because of this many people mistake one for the other. In this article, I will tell you how you can easily distinguish between these two fruits.
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Nashpati is the fruit of the Pyrus pyrifolia tree. It is also called Asian pear.
Babugosha is the fruit of the Pyrus communis tree. It is also called European pear.
Nashpati vs. Babugosha Pears
Also known as
Green to yellowish green to brown
Green to yellowish to red, or a combination
Shape and feel
Round in shape and feels hard when pressed
Bottle shaped and feels soft when pressed
Thick, rough skin. Sometimes peeled before eating.
Very thin, smooth skin. Not peeled before eating.
Firm, crisp, grainy
Soft, juicy, grainy
When very ripe
Retains its firmness and crispness
Becomes very soft and juicy
Less expensive (Rs 60/kilo)
More expensive (Rs 100/kilo)
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