Is there a more delightful Autumn fruit than the quince?
We all know the benefits of eating fruits but there are some nutrient rich fruits that often go unnoticed.
Take the golden, pear-shaped Quince. A bountiful Autumn fruit that is rich in vitamin C, zinc, potassium, copper, iron and dietary fibre.
The quince has been shown to prevent cancer, aid in weight loss, decrease blood pressure, prevent gastrointestinal diseases, soothe inflammation and boost the immune system.
Its high anti-oxidant levels also make it fabulous for skin health.
Protecting against free radical damage, the quince fruit can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes, keeping skin healthy and more youthful. Quince is also rich in mineral content which is vital for the production of red blood cells. This stimulates circulation, increasing blood flow to the skin and scalp, which is great news for your hair health.
Abundant in Vitamin C, ripe quince fruit boosts immunity to ward off the colds and flus of the season.
A delicious way to include quince in your diet is by poaching it, using it in tarts, jams and even in savoury dishes. While it can be eaten raw, adding a little heat helps to reduce the acidity and bring out the flavour.
Quince may well be the most amazing fruit you’ve never eaten…why not give it a try and discover a healthier you.