Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pear Facts, Pear Recipe, Pear Photographs

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There are more than 3,000 known varieties of pears in the world.

How in the world do you get a pear to fit in a bottle???!!! It's a French specialty from the Alsace region -- also done with apples. Think hard and see if you can come up with the solution. (Click here to see the answer!)

Pears are members of the rose family and related to apples.

The tiny Seckel pear (pictured above) was discovered near Philadelphia in the 19th century and is believed to be the only native pear in the United States.

Warm Caramelized Pears With Clove Zabaglione Recipe. Click on the picture to enlarge recipe.
Ninety-eight percent of the U.S. pear crop is grown in California, Oregon and Washington.

A medium-size pear will contain about 210 mg. of potassium.

A medium-size pear will provide 24% of the recommended daily fiber.

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  1. Oh I loveeeee pears. I saw how they grew fruits in bottles on a cooking show once and just thought it was fascinating.

  2. Thank you for that. I love pears. I wonder why we eat hem so seldom.

  3. Wow, talk about planning ahead on the pear in a bottle thing.

  4. I loved all the photo's. I never knew there were so many varieties of pears. It's amazing how they got a pear in a bottle. Wow! Thanks for sharing. Happy TT!

  5. The carmelized pear with clove sounds tooooo terrific! Thanks for sharing. (And thanks for visiting my TT)

  6. Very interesting. I didn't know about the amount of potassium in pears!

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  7. I have seen that pear in a bottle ...isn't it some kind of liquor?

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  8. Tommie: Yes, it is alcohol. It is called Eau de Vie (Water of Life), and it is a type of Pear Brandy. The pear remains unspoiled as long as it remains covered in the alcohol.

  9. Hi!
    I love this post on Pears! It's really informative. Getting the pear in the bottle is really Cool! I checked out the link, that's amazing! Take Care!!



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