Quince – encourages proper Intestines functioning, powerful Antioxidant

Quince is beneficial for stimulating the function of Intestines and preventing Inflammations. It characterizes with being high in Pectin, known to act against Constipation and Diarrhea, and the presence of Tannins, known to dry the Intestinal lining and prevent Inflammation. Precisely, Tannins are those to give bitter taste to this fruit and that is the reason why it is added to some Recipes (in an Apple pie for example).

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The amounts of Vitamin C on the other hand, boost the Immunity. As a powerful Antioxidant, this Vitamin has its role in preventing the development of Cancer cells. This influence of Vitamin C however, is supported by the presence of Vitamin E.

Not only Quince is a storehouse of Phytonutrients, but there is also the content of important Minerals (Potassium, Iron, Copper) that make this fruit great choice of food. Not just because of the Pectin, but also due to the good amounts of Dietary Fibers, consuming Quince provide us with lower Cholesterol levels and helps us Lose Weight. Depending in one’s taste, Quince can be combined with Honey or any fruit with sweeter taste.

NUTRITION VALUE IN 100 grams(0.22 lbs) OF RAW EATING PART
Energy 47 kcal Proteins 0.40 g
Carbohydrate 13.4 g Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Vitamin A 4 µg Vitamin B1 0.02 mg
Vitamin B2 0.03 mg Vitamin B3 0.20 mg
Vitamin B6 0.040 mg Vitamin B9 3 µg
Vitamin C 15 mg Vitamin E 0.55 mg
Sodium 4 mg Calcium 11 mg
Phosphor 17 mg Magnesium 8 mg
Iron 0.70 mg Potassium 197 mg
Zinc 0.04 mg Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.010 g Cholesterol 0