A MEDITERRANEAN JEWEL.
Quince is a golden yellow aromatic fruit considered an essential part of the Mediterranean diet due to its beneficial nutritional contents, such as pectin (natural fibre).
For centuries quince has been the basis for making one of the most delicious and healthiest products Spanish cuisine can offer: quince paste.
Quince is a golden yellow aromatic fruit with irregular shapes. It originated in Asia Minor thousands of years ago. The tree soon expanded to the Mediterranean countries and therefore Spain, where it became very popular.
Its scientific name “Cydonia oblonga” comes from Cydonia, a city on the island of Crete famous for growing this kind of fruit, which in Ancient Greece was already well-known and highly prized.
For centuries, quince has been considered an essential part of the Mediterranean diet due to its beneficial nutritional contents, such as pectin. Pectin is the natural fibre that many fruits have under the skin, and quince is one of the fruits that contains the highest percentage of this.
For centuries quince has been the basis for making one of the most delicious and healthiest products Spanish cuisine can offer.
We choose the best quinces to make our quince paste, and the cooking process always carefully follows the recipe used for hundreds of years. The result is this well-known product with an incredible taste, rich in fibre and totally cholesterol free.
Quince paste, a source of health
Cholesterol-free, so it is a perfect food for people with high cholesterol. Several studies confirm that the soluble fibre in quince paste helps to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Gluten-free, which makes it a healthy breakfast, dessert or snack for people with gluten intolerance.
Fat-free, since it is made from fruit and sugar. Neither of these ingredients contains fat. Fruit provides natural fibre and minerals, whilst sugar gives us energy to survive the day and food for our brain.
It is rich in Natural Fibre, so it helps our body work properly. Quince provides much more fibre than other fruit, such as peaches, apricots or plums.
It combats Intestinal Disorders. As Quince Paste contains a large amount of fibre, it is very effective for helping to cure both diarrhoea and constipation.