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A fruit developed from the crossbreeding of pears with apples to produce a crisp, mildly flavored pear. There are numerous varieties of Asian pears, such as the Hosui pear, that are all similar in taste and appearance. The shape resembles an apple shape and the skin has a tan to brown tone. The inner flesh is white, crisp like an apple, and juicy. When served, it can be eaten out of hand or as an ingredient in fruit and savory salads. This pear is also known as the apple pear, Asian pear, Nashi pear, Oriental pear, or salad pear. In Japan, it is referred to as nasi.
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