Quince is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It's also an excellent source of Dietary Fiber and Copper, and a great source of Vitamin C.
Amount per serving
|Calories :57||Calories from Fat :|
|Calcium ||11 %|
The quince has been cultivated for over four thousand years. The sweeter varieties have been eaten raw from the middle ages through the 17th Century. They have since been used almost exclusively as a preserving fruit, eaten only in cooked forms. Most of the early marmalade recipes, in England and elsewhere were based on quince.
Quince's Portugese name, "marmelo" is the origin of the word marmalade. The quince name itself comes from the French, where it is known as "coing," adapted to "quince" by the British.