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Is a nashipeer healthy?

  1. Nashipers are pears originally from East Asia. They are pears that do not have the well-known pear shape. Nashipers look more like apples than pears. They are also a bit harder on the inside than normal pears. In 2016 they will be available in some supermarkets in the Netherlands and you do not have to go to the market especially for them. But how healthy are nashipers really?

What is a nashipeer?

  1. A nashi pear is also called an Asian pear, which is why the pear originally comes from the east of Asia. It is a pear that looks a lot like an apple and therefore does not have the typical pear shape. Furthermore, the skin of the nashi pear is somewhat thicker / firmer than that of a normal pear. It is not a pear that you only encounter on the markets in the Netherlands; in 2016 they can also be found in some supermarkets.

Is a nashipeer healthy or unhealthy?

  1. The short answer: yes a Nashipeer is very healthy. How come a Nashipeer is so healthy?

Vitamins and Minerals

  1. Nashipers contain important vitamins that make pears very healthy. It contains a lot of vitamin K and vitamin C. In terms of minerals, it contains a lot of potassium and copper.

Vitamin K

  1. Vitamin K is a somewhat lesser known vitamin, but an enormously important vitamin. The vitamin is very important for the bones as it ensures a healthy bone metabolism; the vitamin ensures that calcium stays in the bones and ends up there. One nashi pear provides 13.8% of the recommended daily allowance for women and 10.3% of the recommended daily allowance for men.

Vitamin C

  1. One nashipear contains 11.6% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C for a man and 13.9% for a woman. The tendons, bones and teeth are strengthened by vitamin C. Vitamin C also helps to heal wounds. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body. Free radicals can cause cancer, for example.


  1. Potassium is an important mineral that contributes to a good metabolism. It also regulates blood pressure. One nashi pear provides 7.1% of the recommended daily amount of copper for both men and women.


  1. Copper firstly contributes to the energy supply of the body and it helps for a good resistance. In addition, it is involved in the pigmentation of the skin. One nashi pear provides 15.3% of the recommended daily amount of copper.

Lots of fiber in the skin of the Nashipeer

  1. The skin of the Nashipeer contains a lot of fiber. Fiber makes it easier for you to digest food. If you buy organic nashi pears you can safely eat the skin. You can also do this with non-organic nashipers as pears are rarely sprayed with pesticides, but if you want to make sure you don't get pesticides, you better buy organic pears.

The Nashipeer prevents a hangover

  1. Researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have investigated that the juices of a Nashipeer can prevent a hangover. This will only work if you drink the juices before consuming alcohol. Drinking the juices of the nashi pear will not prevent a hangover after drinking alcohol. According to the CSIRO, not consuming alcohol is always the best way to avoid a hangover.

How do you store nashipers?

  1. You can keep nashipers in the refrigerator for about three months. Outside the refrigerator, nashi pears are fresh for about one week. They are generally good for longer than normal pears.

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