This lovely quince tree is in our back garden in Spain (Pilar). It’s less known here in the UK, but did you know? .
👉Quince belongs to the same family as apples and pears; it is shaped like a deformed apple.
👉It has lumpy yellow skin and hard flesh that is quite bitter and astringent so rarely eaten raw. .
👉 Its bitter taste and raw sensation in the mouth is due to certain chemicals in the fruit known as tannins.
👉It is a storehouse of phytonutrients, vitamin C as well as B-complex vitamins. .
👉Quince flesh along with its peel contains good amounts of fiber.
👉It is a good source of minerals such as copper,iron, potassium, and magnesium. .
👉When fully ripe, quince has a wonderful perfume and
👉 When cooked it becomes sweet and fragrant, so makes excellent ingredient in flavorful sweet and savory recipes, jams, jellies, and preserves.
👉It is a popular accompaniment to cheese in Spain. .
👉In Hungary quince is used in bean soup, as it gives a sweet and sour, rather savoury flavour. .
Last but not least have you heard of the aromatic Hungarian quince snapps (liqueur)? 🥃. #IG_fedupofwaiting