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The potential health benefits of Nashi Gold pear hybrids

University of Kent

Project objectives

The Asian pear (Nashi pear), has different characteristics from European pears. Though not currently widely cultivated in the UK, it is well-suited for juicing. This project will explore the bioactive and nutrient compounds in Nashi pear to understand its health benefits, with the aim of exploring new market opportunities in the UK.

Lead Researcher: Lori Fisher
Industry: Fruit
Industry partners: J L Baxter & Son
Topic: Flavour, taste, texture & nutrition
Funded by: Growing Kent & Medway
Project start date: Jan-2023
Project end date: Dec-2023