Fresh Quince (Bread Type)
Country Of Origin: Turkey
Quince is generally available year-round
Quince resembles a large, lumpy yellow pear with skin that may be smooth or covered with a woolly down depending on the variety. A characteristic common to all varieties is their strong aromatic fragrance, a musky-wild, tropical-like perfume. Unlike other varieties of quinces that are Astringent, sour and cannot be eaten raw. This variant known as the bread type can be eaten raw and has a sweet flavour similar to pears.
With a high pectin content, quince is ideal for jam, jelly, conserves, fruit leather and candy. Quince is also used in savoury preparations, added to beef and lamb stews, or served, cooked slowly, alongside roasts.
Rich in fibre, quince provides a moderate amount of vitamin C and potassium. Four ounces of raw fruit contain about 65 calories.