Quince: He Takes Care Of The Intestine

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The quince or Cydonia vulgaris, from the quince is a fruit full of benefits and green for health.

This pear-shaped yellow fruit belongs to the Rosaceae family. The quince is native to Asia Minor, it can reach 5 m high. In spring, it blooms pink or white flowers.

We find the quince in the fall.

In France we find his 3 varieties of quince: the champion, the Giant of Vranja, the quince of Portugal.

It is the quince which is at the origin of the word "marmalade". Indeed, it comes from the Greek, "marmelada" which means quince jam.

To read also: to cultivate the quince to have beautiful quinces

The quince, for the little story:

Quince was grown for over 4000 years before Jesus Christ, by the Caspian Sea.

The Greeks loved it with honey. They likened this fruit to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and fertility.

The Romans used quince for its perfume aromas.

The Arabs used it for its medicinal virtues.

In the middle ages, the rich savored it regularly, in sign of their power.

Quince: benefits and virtues for health

Quince takes care of your intestines.

The quince is a anti-diarrhea very powerful, thanks to 2 components:

  • The fibers present in large quantity (6g / 100g), (pectin mainly), retain the water.
  • The tannins (70 mg / 100g) slow contractions of the digestive tract and thus the progression of the bolus.

Combined, fiber and tannin are excellent for avoiding diarrhea, they ensure the regulation of transit.

Quince also has an antiseptic property and preserves the intestinal mucosa.

The quince is astringent.

At the gastric level, quince soothes heartburn.

Fibers also play another vital role: they participate in the cholesterol reduction. This reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

Quince helps with healing. It softens in case of cracking, cracking or burning.

In herbal medicine, quince is used to treat liver failure, as well as tuberculosis.

Quince can also mitigate sore throat.

The seeds of quince fluidify the airways, they are expectorant. They are used in case of bronchitis.

In external use, we recommend quince jelly preventative pressure ulcers.

Thus quince is recommended in the diet of children and the elderly.

However, it is contraindicated in pregnant women because it contains a lot of mucilage, responsible for bloating.

Quince indications: in case of disorders of the digestion, inflammations of the mucous membranes, in prevention of the cardiovascular diseases and bedsores, articular or muscular pains, bronchitis.

Internal use:

In infusionleaves and flowers of quince quell coughs and reduce fever.

External use:

Quince juice: To accelerate the healing of skin wounds or soften cracks, soak a compress of quince juice and apply it on the area.

The quince in the kitchen:

The quince is the only fruit that is eaten cooked! His pulpit is hard as stone and his taste is bitter and pungent.

Quince is low in carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

He brings 25 kcal / 100g. However the calorie balance is responsible for cooking the quince, which requires sugar. (not recommended for diabetics)

It also provides vitamin C (15 mg / 100g), but when cooked this content decreases. It contains smaller amounts of B vitamins and pro vitamin A (beta carotene).

It is also loaded with minerals: potassium (200mg / 100g), phosphorus (19mg / 100g) and calcium (14 mg / 100g).

Cook the quince compote, in jam, in Quince Jelly, in dough quince.

We also like it in tarte tatin, baked.

Dare the sweet - salty: quince in a Lamb tagine with quinceor one quince tart and duck sausage.

In compote: 10-15g of sugar per 100g of quince

In jam: 100g of quince for half of sugar.

Try the recipeQuince Jellyof Paloup

Puree, the quince goes very well with your dishes.

Choose the quince: At maturity the quince is yellow. It is covered with a light down.

Keep it well: It keeps very well for several weeks, in a cool place.

Clever advice about quince:

To scent your cupboards, put in a quince. It will give a very pleasant smell.

Beauty tip: The seeds of quince are widely used in cosmetology because they contain oil and mucilages, vegetable substances that in contact with water swell and take a viscous texture.

cracking: Crush a handful of quince seeds in half a glass of warm water. Apply this preparation on the chapped skin.

Fatigue of the eyes: drop slices of quince. They will act as anti-inflammatory.

Anti wrinkle: Crush the quince seeds in water (100g of seeds for 30 cl of water). Apply the mixture to the skin and rinse.

To read also: to cultivate the quince to have beautiful quinces

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