What quince fruit?
You might never hear about a bright, Golden-yellow, pear-shaped quince, is a nutritious fruit that you will definitely want to add to your next shopping list, informs Rus.Media.
Quince is a small and round fruit that grows on trees. Externally, it looks sweet and juicy like an Apple or pear. But really ive raw has quite a tart, astringent and slightly sour taste. To enjoy this product, it is best to cook it.
History of quince
Quince happens to the Caucasus region between the Caspian and the Black sea, and the quince post in Iran. It was there during the middle ages quinces were on the table. Today, the quince is quite common in tropical areas of Latin America and Mexico, it is widely used in cooking around the world.
Benefits quince health
Quince is a very nutritious fruit, which has very low calorie content. One 100-gram fruit of quince contains just 57 calories. It is also a great source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The fruit contains tannins including catechin and epicatechin, and he has a very high concentration of vitamin C. Quince is also a good source of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and copper.
Thanks to low-calorie quince is used for a healthy diet.
Quince fruits have astringent, diuretic, and antiseptic kronovo action, promote cessation of vomiting, and the seeds of quince has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. That’s why in medical practice used a decoction of the seeds of quince – with hemoptysis, uterine bleeding, diarrhea. A decoction of quince has an external application – for diseases of the eye, for PROSCANNER with angina.
Syrup of the fruit of the quince is indicated for anemia. To make it, cut it into small pieces, pour water, boil until tender, squeeze the juice and boiled it to a thick syrup. Fresh quince fruits due to the high content of iron used to prevent and treat anemia, after a long debilitating illness, a high body temperature.
A high content of pectin compounds helps with intestinal diseases, accompanied by diarrhea. A poultice of quince or juice is one of the most effective remedies for fissures. A decoction of fresh or dried quince fruit has long been used to stop uterine bleeding – 3 times a day to drink tea with finely cut quince.
How to choose quince
Among the variety of bright autumn quince fruit is not very draws attention on store shelves. But that autumn, when ripe these wonderful fruits will certainly need to include them in your diet.
Ive often look like a large plum with a light green color. When the quinces ripen and ready to eat, it becomes bright-yellow color, often with small spots of brown color. In addition to appearance, a unique flavor will surely attract your attention
Chopped quince fruit with a small amount of lime or lemon juice is ideal for salad. However, raw quinces can have a tough taste, so most people prefer the delicate pink flesh of the cooked quince.
How to cook quince
Most people like to cook the quince, the flesh of which takes on a pink color during heat treatment.
As the fruits of quince contain a lot of pectin, quince is often made jam, jelly, marmalade or compote. The quinces can also be baked in the oven and serve with autumn dishes. Very often the quinces used in baking – cakes, pies and cupcakes.
The fruit of the quince can also chop and mix with Apple juice concentrate – get a sweet and spicy sauce. Then it can be used in different ways, including before the morning cereal instead of sugar.
Easy way to prepare the quinces:
- Clean the fruit from the rind (peel can be used to make jelly).
- With a sharp knife cut the fruit into halves.
- Each half split into quarters and remove the seeds and the middle.
- Remove brown spots.
- Slices of quince put in the water, so they do not darkened.
- In a saucepan, pour water and bring to a boil.
- Add the quinces and cook for 40-50хвилин, until it becomes pink.
- Eat with pleasure!