Quinces (Cydonia oblongata, of the family Rosaceae), native to western Asia, were well-known by the ancient Ro mans. The fruit is closely related to the genus Pyrus and resembles an apple. The fruit is very firm, orange, and up to 5 in. in diameter. Six varieties are known: C. sinensis, C. lusitanica, C. malformis, C. marmorata, C. pyriformis, and C. pyramidalis. The pomological quinces also include four species of the Asiatic genus Chaenomeles such as C. speciosa. Most of these are grown as ornamentals because the fruit is unpalatable. The fruit of C. oblongata is the most popular and is often added to other fruit because of its high pectin content or used to make quince jam and jelly.

The Mediterranean Diet Meltdown

The Mediterranean Diet Meltdown

Looking To Lose Weight But Not Starve Yourself? Revealed! The Secret To Long Life And Good Health Is In The Foods We Eat. Download today To Discover The Reason Why The Mediterranean Diet Will Help You Have Great Health, Enjoy Life And Live Longer.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment