The quince is the golden yellow fleshy fruit that is obtained from the quince. It has a surface covered by a cottony fluff and a rough, yellowish pulp that contains mucilaginous seeds. This pulp is very aromatic , with a delicate honey aroma, but its flavor is very acidic , which means that raw quince is generally not eaten.
There are several varieties of quince that differ in flavor, consistency, ripening time and shape.
Quinces are only consumed after cooking, often in the form of jams, jellies or quince paste. Their high pectin content makes them very suitable for the preparation of this type of preparation, without the need to add other gelatinous products to achieve a correct consistency.
Why are quinces not eaten as fresh fruit?
Because they have a highly acidic flavor and low digestibility due to their high insoluble fiber content.
In addition, the presence of pectin in this fruit achieves the appropriate consistency in the preparation of jams and compotes, without the need to add other thickening substances.
Properties: rich, healthy and makes you feel happy
If you like quince jelly, you should know that this fruit is not only delicious, but also has many nutritional properties. Find out what quince is good for and how you can take advantage of its benefits.
- It is low in calories . The quince, in terms of its composition, does not stand out for its high calorie content, since it is not exactly a fruit with a lot of sugar content.
- It is rich in minerals . This is one of the most important properties of quince for your nutrition: it has an excellent level of potassium (ideal for preventing cramps, regulating the nervous system, etc.) and calcium (for strengthening bones).
- Provides a lot of fiber . The main benefits of quince come from its high fiber content, especially pectin and mucilage, as well as tannins. This makes it an astringent and an excellent digestive. It is usually very used to combat diarrhea, soften the digestive system and even stimulate good liver function.
- It has a high content of malic acid . This component, very good at eliminating uric acid, is not very common. Fortunately, ginger contains it.
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