Quince is a tall tree up to 4-5 meters tall with smooth-edged, ovate leaves, hairy below. The flowers are very large, mostly solitary. Fruits are hairy, almost spherical or pear-shaped.
People who used to live on the shores of the Mediterranean in ancient times revered quince as a symbol of love and fertility. Quince also exists in the wild form in the east of Russia.
Quince is a cultivated fruit tree, which has beautiful and fragrant fruit, which also may be used as a tree stock for grafting pears. Area of distribution is quite wide and includes the entire Caucasus, Crimea, Republic of Moldova and Central Asia. It is propagated by seed (obtained strong wildings), cuttings, layering and grafting; fruits are used raw and for producing compotes, jellies, jams and cookies, aslo as a seasoning for meat.
Caloricity of quince
It is a low fat diet product containing only 40 kcal per 100 g of raw fruit. People who care about their figure, can also eat canned quinces, caloric content of which is only 42 kcal per 100 g.
Nutrition value per 100 grams:
- Protein 0.6 g.
- Fat 0.5 g.
- Carbohydrates 9.6 g.
- Water 84 gr.
- Caloricity 40 kcal