The quince fruit is rich in vitamin C and mineral salts, which causes it to effectively combats the signs of the common cold or flu. It has a soothing effect on the digestive system and boosts the immune system.
Richness of vitamins and minerals
Common quince (Cydonia oblonga) is a plant grown in orchards, gardens and backyards. The fruit ripen around autumn – from September to October. The fruit are big, yellow and resembling apples. Unfortunately, they cannot be eaten raw, as they are very sour, hard and grainy. Quince is usually consumed in the form of stewed fruit, juices, infusions, wine, jams, marmelade and preserves.
- vitamins from group B,
- vitamin C, which boost the Natural immune system.
Interestingly, there is much more vitamin C in a quince than in most citrus fruit – (15mg in 100g), thanks to which it boosts the immune system. Quince’s flesh also contains pectins, which are a water-soluble fiber, remove toxins and heavy metals from the body, reduce the calorific value of meals and the absorbtion of sugars, as well as a great amount of Polyphenols which have a strong antioxidant and free radical fighting properties.
Quince is oftentimes used for making jams, jellies, preserves. It works very well in replacing lemon added to tea. Quince fruit are recommended with honey when you have a cold, experience a dry cough or flu. Besides helping in fighting infections, quince fruit help to lower the levels of sugar and cholesterol, and also in the process of Regenerating the liver. It is worth reaching for infusions made out of quince seeds or macerate (oil made out of plant extract).
It is recommended in the case of indigestion, heartburn and gastric reflux. Quince seeds can also be used by people who suffer with loss of apetite. Quince is also used in the cosmetics industry. The macerate is used in the case of winkles and hemoroids. The quince infusion can help with acne issues. The quince fruit can also be used as an air freshener, as they absorb odours really well.
Quince juice – how to make it quickly?
A simple and quick method to prepare quince juice e. g. for putting in tea. Remove the core from the fruit and cut into thin slices. Then, alternately put the slices and a layer of sugar into a jar. The sugar will help in bringing out the quince juice, rich in vitamin C and Polyphenols, as well as in easing its Bitter and sour taste. Shake the closed jar and keep it in the fridge.