EN on Foods

October 2002 Issue

Pear Perfection Provides Fiber for Every Season

The Folklore: The perfect pear is said to be a work of art, and indeed this luscious sensually shaped fruit has been the subject of much artwork. A particular favorite of Louis XIV in 17th-century France, the pear became so popular when brought to America that "pearmania" was said to grip New England by the 19th century.

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