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Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in TellMeWhy |

Who Are Comice Conference and Williams?

Who Are Comice Conference and Williams?

Who Are Comice Conference and Williams? Pears are the ‘forgotten’ fruit and much under-rated. They can be delicious and irresistible, but rarely seemed to be given much attention. Comice, Conference and Williams belong to family pear and are the three pear varieties grafted on a single tree:

Pear ‘Williams’ Bon Chrétien’

Raised in 1770, this is probably the best known and most widely grown pear in the world, suitable for dessert and culinary use. The medium sized fruits have a pale green/golden skin finish. The flesh is sweet, very smooth and extremely juicy.

Pear ‘Doyenné du Comice’

Raised in 1849, this is one of the finest flavored and most popular dessert pears. It produces large green-yellow fruits, sometimes with a red flesh. The flesh is smooth and very juicy with a sweet, delicious flavor.

Pear ‘Conference’

Over 100 years old, this is the best known and most popular pear variety in the U.K. The long narrow fruits are firm and juicy with a sweet, pleasant flavor.

How many pears should you eat a day? Pears pack a nutritional punch! Each medium pear contains 6g of fiber, 21% of the recommended daily value, and they are contain vitamin C. Eating two pears every day meets your fruit needs as outlined by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Can you eat too many pears? Like anything, yep! Eating too much of a food high in fiber and easily digestible carbs can cause distress on the GI tract. If you think you’re making a better decision to sit down and eat six pears instead of a bag of potato chips, you are in one sense.

Content for this question contributed by Ben Saylia, resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA