Quince

Quince ( Cydonia oblonga Mill.)

DID YOU KNOW?
Quince originates from Asia it is native to Turkmenistan, Northern Iran, Afghanistan, and Syria where this species has been cultivated for several thousand years. It was spread in the countries of Europe by the Romans, but is also grown in South Africa and the United States. Its Latin name, Cydonia, refers to Kydonia, in ancient Chania (present day Crete).
Regarding its habit, quince is a small tree or large shrub, which grows to a height of 6 m at most.

USE IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: 

Due to its high pectin content, Quince has detoxicating and anti-inflammatory effects within the digestive system. Its high content in vitamin C contributes to enhancing our bodies immune systems.

USE IN COSMETICS: 

Quince fruit is used by the cosmetics industry as a skin conditioning substance and alleviating agent; its dried seeds are used as an abrasive substance. Thanks to its high content in pectine, fructose, vitamins and fruit acids, Quince is excellent for treating skin with large pores, or which is oedematose, loose, or wrinkled. It has hydrating, tightening, and nourishing effects, it increases skin turgor, and it helps reduce oedematose puffiness around the eyes.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: 

Proteins: 0,6 g/100 g
Acid: 0,9 g/100g
Carbohydrates: 9,1 g/100g
- Pectin: 1,0-1,8%
Minerals (mg/100g)
- Phosphorus: 25
- Calcium: 66
- Potassium: 189
- Magnesium: 10
- Sodium:9,2
- Zinc:0,013
- Manganese: 0,002
- Copper: 0,006
- Iron: 1,10
Vitamins (mg/100g)
- Niacin: 0,2
- Vitamin C: 30
Vitamins (g/100g)
- B1: 25
- B2: 25
Flavonoids (in seed shell)