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Quince

Originating in Asia, quince (pronounced kwins) is one of the oldest known cultivated fruits and its unique flavor has made it a favorite for millennia. Greek legend says that it is actually considered the catalyst of the Trojan War and ancient Greeks and Romans alike used the fruit for cooking much like you would an apple or pear.

Crystal Valley sources quinces fresh from Chile.

TIPS FOR SELECTION

Choose quince that is firm without any spots. The fruit will become green to yellow as it ripens.

HOW TO STORE

Store quince at room temperature.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Very good source of Vitamin C
  • Good source of Dietary Fiber and Copper
  • Very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium

HOW TO COOK

Quince can be eaten cooked or raw but it is most often cooked or preserved since raw it is a little firm and tart. Quince can be made into sauces or jams, roasted in the oven or even baked in pies, tarts, and muffins like you would do with an apple.

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