Quinces – health benefits

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1. Overview

Positive effects on health of quinces are less known. These positively affect liver function, digestive system and help relieve respiratory diseases.

In one single fruit there an impressive repository of vitamins (A, B, C, PP), minerals, carbohydrates and fiber.


1. Overview
2. Health benefits
3. Nutritional values
4. Preparation
5. How to choose quinces

2. Health benefits

Here are some of the health benefits of quinces:

- Fresh quinces juice helps treat pancreatic insufficiency. For this purpose drink half a glass of quince juice three times a day.

- According to studies quince peel contains antiviral substances that inhibit the growth of microorganisms that trigger hepatitis A, B and C. To stimulate liver function is recommended one month long diet with fresh quince nectar.

- Quince improves digestion and relieves diarrhea, uterine bleeding and hemorrhoids.

- Approximately 150 grams of mixture of quince with honey is indicated in the fight against colitis.

- Fresh quinces are recommended as an adjunct to intestinal infections, including those of the lower colon (quince juice is contraindicated in case of constipation).

- Morning sickness goes away if you eat half a quince on an empty stomach.

- Quince leaf infusion is helpful against diarrhea.

- In case of anemia is recommended macerated quinces, along with treatment prescribed by your doctor.

- Cancerous diseases can be relieved by eating quince (fresh or in the form of nectar from the pulp and peel). It has been shown that certain substances in the quinces (especially vitamin B17) help destroy malignant cells without affecting normal cells.

These traditional methods have often proved incredibly useful. However, their application should not rule out medical advice and recommendations, especially that including quince consumption has contraindications that should not be neglected.

3. Nutritional values

100 grams quince contains:

Carbohydrates – 15.3 grams
Sugars – 12.53 grams
Dietary fiber – 1.9 grams
Fat – 0.10 grams
Protein – 0.4 grams
Water – 83.8 grams
Vitamin A – 40 micrograms
Niacin (vitamin B3) – 0.2 milligrams
Vitamin B6 – 0.04 milligrams
Folic acid (vitamin B9) – 8 micrograms
Vitamin C – 15 milligrams
Calcium – 8 milligrams
Iron – 0.7 milligrams
Magnesium – 8 milligrams
Phosphorus – 17 milligrams
Potassium – 197 milligrams
Sodium – 4 milligrams
Energy – 60 kcal (240 kJ).

4. Preparation

Fresh quinces are not consumed because of their astringent (caused by high tannin content). Quinces are used as jams and jellies, as they contain large amounts of pectin. The fruit can be consumed in the form of stewed or baked.

5. How to choose quinces

Quinces that are firm, hard and yellow are suitable for consumption. Quinces must be harvested when they are fully yellow and are hard.

They should be handled with care because it can damage easily. Quinces are incorporated into plastic bags and can be stored in the refrigerator, about two months.



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