Monday, September 22, 2014

Day 22

A Different Fruit A Day Personal Health Challenge


Quince is low calorie fruit. 100 g fresh raw fruit provides 57 calories.

Oma had never heard of a Quince before and wasn’t even sure it was a fruit. Come to discover, the quince is the sole member of the genus Cydonia in the family Rosaceae (which also contains apples and pears, among other fruits). It is a small deciduous tree that bears a pome fruit, similar in appearance to a pear, and bright golden-yellow when mature.

Quince is low calorie fruit; 100 g fresh raw fruit is about 57 calories. In addition, it composes several vital poly-phenolic antioxidants than apples and pears. The fruit is the storehouse for phyto-nutrients such as dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

Interesting fact: When a baby is born in Slavonia (Croatia), a quince tree is planted as a symbol of fertility, love and life.

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