Quince is a fruit very old, originally from Persia, Anatolia, and perhaps Greece and Crimea. The tree can grow up to seven meters and looks like an apple, and leaf
is similar as a whole around the edges. The flower is also similar to apple and pear, light pink or white and grow individually. The fruit has an irregular shape, sometimes more like an apple and sometimes pear, golden, covered with fibers with a very pleasant smell. It is believed that they are similar to apples, but juicy and sweeter.
The outer part of quince is solid, the internal taste is bitter and sour. Because many do not eat raw, but cooked it.
Pliny as about her “medical virtues” talked to protect against the evil look, and the Greeks and Romans was dedicated to Venus, and perhaps she is from Paris, in fact, received a quince, and not the golden apple, singing Virgil, as in this time only “golden apples” were known in Italy – quince. As a fruit dedicated to Venus, quince was considered a symbol of love and happiness, and Plutarch mentions the custom that the bride and groom share quince, to make them as common days were sweet and full of enthusiasm.
Syrup of quince can be used in addition to other drinks used in diarrhea, such as fruits drain, but also to treat the lining of the throat, angina, and other respiratory tract. Is also great for treating anemia, a fluid made with seeds soaked ten minutes used for the treatment of decubitus ulcer (sores resulting from prolonged bed rest), and dysentery, diarrhea and gonorrhea (official English Pharmacopoeia) and eye diseases but it also has properties similar to linseed. Otherwise taste like bitter almond. The fruit contains mucus, which, as some natural scientists, consists of resin and cellulose. The 100 grams of quince “has” 40 k cal, 165 k cal or because it consists of 83.1 percent water and 8.3 percent from carbohydrates. And contains 33 micro grams vitamin A (beta carotene), vitamin B 1 and B 2, 13 mg vitamin C. they are very rich in potassium (201 mg), and low sodium (2 mg%), and containing 10 mg% of calcium, 21,4% mg phosphorus, 8.2 mg% of magnesium, and 0,6 mg% iron . The trace elements, are fluor(6 micro grams) and copper (0.13 milligrams per 100 grams). The quince has 155 milligrams of saturated fatty acids and monounsaturated 175 mg% and 180 mg% polyunsaturated, which means you have to those who have problems with high cholesterol eat.