Quince (Cydonia oblonga) ripens from October to December and is a real treasure trove of useful substances. Golden yellow, pungent sour fruit, comes from Southwest Asia, and in ancient times was considered a symbol of fertility and a symbol of love and happiness.
Long time ago, in ancient Greece, the young couple ate this fruit before their wedding, while in Rome, because of the intoxicating scent, was a source of essential oils for perfumes.
Quince is an autumn fruit, a real vitamin bomb. In addition to the minimum amount of calories and fat, it’s rich in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and contains a lot of tannin and pectin substances.
From vitamins, it contains vitamin C the most, but it also contains a large quantity of carotene (provitamin A), vitamin B1 and B2, and niacin. It is rich in copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, sulfur, chlorine.
Quince seeds contain up to 15% oil and a large amount of basic compound amygdalin or vitamin B17, which has anti-cancer effect. The seeds are rich and fat, tannin, pectin, sugar, malic aci etc.