Quince

Common Name: Quince

Plant name: Pyrus cydonia

Chemical constituents: Fixed oil and protein, together with small proportions of amygdalin. 10 per cent mucilage, contained in the seed-coat. The pulp of the fruit contains 3 to 3.5 per cent of malic acid.

Uses:
In sickness, especially in looseness of the bowels, which it is said to restrain by its astringency.
The seeds may be used medicinally for the sake of the mucilage they yield.
Quince are a good source of Vitamin A, fiber, and iron.
Due to their  high pectin content, they are popular for use in jams, jellies, and preserves.
Quinces used the digestion and prepared them frequently along with meats.
Quince fruit has been shown to contain healthy minerals such as potassium, potash, and phosphorus, and is high in Vitamins C and B2.


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