Top 10 Best Types of Pear in Malaysia 2022

Sometimes they are soft and other times crispy but they still taste just as good and sweet as they should be. They are high in nutrition and a perfect snack size for those who want an easy munch. To top it off, it also complements some cheese and meat in your dishes. 

1. Forelle pear

Forelle pear
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They are the perfect snack size and it tastes sweet when you eat them. The skin typically comes in yellow and green shades but it will turn into a deep red colour when it becomes ripe so that’s something you can take note of. 

Usage: Snack, cooking, garnish

Price: RM 10.90 (5pcs)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

2. Packham pear

Packham pear
Image credit: Specialty Produce

Packham pears are great for poaching and baking because they can withstand the heat while maintaining their flavour. They are quite juicy and sweet plus, they even have a creamy interior when they are ripe for consumption. 

Usage: Salad, poaching, baking

Price: RM 10.40 (5pcs)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

3. Ya Pear

Ya Pear
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There are many types of Asian pears and their texture varies from one another but they are very crunchy when you bite into them and become firm when they are ripe. Furthermore, it is a great source of Vitamin C and dietary fibre

Usage: Salads, slaws, soup

Price: RM 4.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

4. Fragrant pear

Fragrant pear
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Following its name, it releases a strong fragrant scent when it is ripe and they are small in size compared to the other varieties. Despite that, they are still very crunchy, moist and filled with sweetness. You can even slice it into pieces and pair it with some sandwiches or desserts for their flavour. 

Usage: Snack, baking, salad

Price: RM 2.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

5. Singo pear

Singo pear
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Singo pears have a round shape and their skin comes in a light brown and yellowish colour. Some will quickly notice that it is indeed sweet in flavour so that’s why they are commonly used as a sweetener for sauces. Even after getting harvested, they can remain crispy for a long time. 

Usage: Sauces, marinade, garnish

Price: RM 2.79

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

6. Century Pear

Century Pear
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These are mildly sweet and tart but they have tons of juice and crispiness to them. It contains high nutrition like vitamin C and vitamin K including benefits that are good for cell growth and help ease any hangover symptoms. 

Usage: Snack, salad, marinade

Price: RM 9.90 (5pcs)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Gong pear

Gong pear
Image credit: My Groser

With a crunchy texture and mildly sweet, it can also strengthen your immune system and help with coughs or constipation issues. On top of its nutritional benefits, it releases a fragrant aroma when it becomes ripe which makes eating it all the more comforting and a nice experience. 

Usage: Baking, poaching, slaws

Price: RM 3.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

8. Crown pear

Crown pear
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The texture is crispy with a mixture of sweetness and slight acidity including juiciness that can quench your thirst. This pear can help lower blood pressure and help with one’s digestion. That being said, it is also high in dietary fibre and vitamin K. 

Usage: Cooking, baking, salads

Price: RM 10.00 (5pcs)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

9. Snow Pear

Snow Pear
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You might have seen these trees being used as ornamental trees in certain countries because of the beautiful colours that the leaves display with different seasons. The fruit itself tastes sweet and even better for snacking when chilled. It can help relieve cough and remove phlegm

Usage: Soup, salad, beverage

Price: RM 3.80

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

10. Conference Pear

Conference Pear
Image credit: Specialty Produce

Conference pears have a unique shape consisting of a narrow body and round bottom. They have a fine-grained texture but are equally soft and sweet for consumption. Additionally, their skin is usually seen in green with a few brown spots that will eventually turn into light yellow when they are ripe. 

Usage: Roast, baking, poaching

Price: RM 26.30 (5pcs)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

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How to choose and use pears:

  • Choose pears that feel firm with a touch and make sure they don’t have any bruises
  • Always remember to peel off their skin before cooking because the skin will harden when they are heated. 
  • Pears can ripe very quickly so remember to check from time to time if there is a texture that you prefer. Overripe pears can be quite mushy. 

Overall, the flavour is slightly different with each type, and not every pear is suitable with the same method of cooking so it’s good to pay attention to that if you are planning to cook with pears. However, they still guarantee that nice crunch and juice if you just want to snack on one. If you are trying to store your pears for a later date, you can ripen or protect them from any bruises by wrapping them with paper and storing them at room temperature. 

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