Korean Pears (Eunaeemily)

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Let me tell you about Korean pears, sometimes called Asian or Japanese pears!
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They are the only natively grown pear in Korea, and their taste profile is crisp and juicy.
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They have a high water content, so they are not good in jams, jellies, or pies. They are perfect for Korean cooking, though, when they are used for sweetener.
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They may look like apples, but they have the texture of pears. They can also be left out for hours and won’t brown immediately!
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If you watch k-dramas, they may seem familiar, as they are used in ceremonial rituals!
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They are used frequently in marinades, and in a famous dish called baesuk (a steeped pear filled with cinnamons and pine nuts).
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Let me tell you about Korean pears, sometimes called Asian or Japanese pears!