Quince

Foods Included

Cydonia oblonga

Description

Quince is a yellow-green fruit that looks like a fat pear. It contains a core with small seeds. When raw, the flesh inside is tart and grainy. When cooked with sugar, it has a mild apple-like flavor.

Buy It

Choose fruit that is firm but not rock-hard. Unripe fruit may be covered with soft fuzz.

Store It

Store at room temperature for up to a week. Keep the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Cook It

Cut the quince in half lengthways, then cut into wedges. Remove the core. Then use a peeler to remove the peel. The pieces can be poached in water with a little sugar. Once cooked and soft, you can eat the fruit like it is or bake into a tart.

Why It's Great

Fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, excellent source of vitamin C.

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