Conference pears are sweet, rich flavour, delicious pears which offer the crunch of apples but are as juicy as a nectarine. With a thin green skin and an off-white coloured juicy flesh is soft. The centre of the fruit is like apple in appearance with tiny inedible seeds in the centre. It is packed with health benefiting nutrients such as dietary fibre, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins, which are necessary for optimum health.
To check its ripeness, gentle pressure to the flesh should result in a slight yield. To ripen quickly wrap in brown paper.
To prepare, wash them in clean running cold water then trim both ends and cut into two equal halves. Take out centrally placed small seeds. Slice the fruit into desirable cubes or chunks.
A typical 100g portion contains, 58 calories, 13.81g carbohydrate and 3.1g fibre.