What is Quince Fruit? The Secret Food of Fall
Quince is a small and rounded pome fruit grown on trees. Though it may look as delightfully sweet and juicy as an apple or pear, the quince in its raw form is rather tough, tannic and slightly sour at times. To enjoy all that this produce has to offer, it's best when cooked, which is why it makes the perfect ingredient for fall cooking.
Health Benefits Of Quince
The Quince is a very nutritious fruit that also has a very low calorie density. One 100-gram quince fruit contains just 57 calories , according to the USDA National Nutrient database. It's also a great source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The fruit contains tannins including catechin and epicatechin and has a very high concentration of vitamin C. Quince is also a good source of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and copper.