Quince is grown across Southeast Asia and Turkey. It is mostly found in Roman cooking and mostly grows on small trees and is closely related to pears and apples.
This fruit has an irregular shape and often a gray fuzz, when the fruit has been picked under ripe. But the nicest and ripest quince will have a golden tone and smooth skin. But it does not taste good even when raw.
Below are the health benefits of quince fruit:
Quince contains great antioxidant properties due to its poly-phenolic compounds. These antioxidants help fight off the free radicals present in the body, by preventing strokes, cardiovascular diseases and slowing down the aging process.
Quince have antibacterial properties and is most commonly used in curing bad breath. It is a great food for fighting colds and flu, due to its bacteria fighting properties.
Quince helps in lowering cholesterol. It helps in the reduction of bad LDL cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. With the increase in healthy cholesterol and decrease in LDL cholesterol, the blood flow increases. This results in the reduction of the blockage of blood flow, significantly lowering high blood pressure.
Steady digestion and high content fiber prevent spikes and crashes in the blood sugar levels. Unsteady sugar level can be fatal for diabetics.
Good for Digestion
Quince is effective in reducing bowel problems, diarrhea and curing ulcer. This is due to its high fiber content.
Quince is a good source of vitamin C, which provides 13.8 mg per fruit, that is 23% of the recommended daily value. Vitamin C helps boost your immune system and strengthen your bodies defense against disease.
Quince contains phytonutrients and flavonoid compounds that can reduce the free radicals, that cause damage to the eye.
Quince is low in calories and salt but also contains dietary fiber which is very beneficial in burning calories. It is also loaded with minerals and vitamins that helps boost metabolism and prevents weight loss.