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Patagonian Pears

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Laura Litvin. Journalist
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La Patagonia, that vast territory south of the ArgentinaIt is a land of wind and silence: mountains, miles of maritime coastline, deserts and lonely roads.

Its unique landscapes and attractive tourist proposals seduce travelers from all over the world. They go through extreme and conventional sports, sightings of the Southern Right whale, exclusive fishing lodges, visits to see dinosaur fossil remains and much more.

In recent years, the wine routes of the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén. Here, original labels of the national strain, Malbec, are produced, but delicious Pinot Noir and Merlot are also expressed.

However, this mythical territory offers a powerful wealth that few know: the pears. Like apples, they are of great export quality and are grown in the irrigated valleys of the Río Negro and Neuquén.

High-end sweetness

Argentina is the world's largest exporter of pears of the world. Furthermore, it is also the world's leading exporter of organic pears certified. The quality of these fruits is recognized all over the planet for its flavor, the cleanliness of its skin and the health of crops.

El Dry weather In this region, the thermal amplitude, the unlimited water and the pure air are unique conditions worldwide. For the production of these high quality fruits, in an ecological and sustainable way is ideal. Markets like Brazil, the European Union, Russia and North America the sweets are disputed every year pears Argentines.

Argentine pears, from the South to the world

Without going through the local domestic market, where very few pears are consumed per inhabitant (barely two kilos per year), Argentina exports endless varieties.

The most important in volume are the Williams and the Packham's Triumph. The former are eaten fresh for their sweetness and silky pulp. In addition, a distillate of these is produced pears which is exported in bulk to give aroma and flavor to German and Swiss spirits. Then the other has its tangy sweet and mild aroma, with light green and yellow skin.

It is closely followed by the outstanding Beurre D'Ánjou (pulp less juicy and more "buttery" in the mouth). Also the Slay Fetel (long and large, widely consumed in the Mediterranean). There is also the beurre bosc, which is long and thin with a marked neck. Ideal to do pears in syrup or wine because it has thicker and firmer pulp.

Finally, the Red Bartlett, red skin and crisp sweet flavor. Some more fragile than others, many times the consumer discards them. If your skin is unevenly colored or looks very mature this happens. But don't be fooled, your wealth is within you.